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How can my dietitian help me recover from a heart attack?

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Ask your doctor if there are foods you shouldn’t eat.

Changing your diet is easier if you work with a dietitian. She can help you plan menus and find recipes. She’ll also help you find resources that let you focus on eating healthy foods.

If you aren't able to work with a dietitian as part of your heart rehab program, ask your doctor for a referral. You can also find heart-friendly recipes online.

From: What You Should Do After a Heart Attack WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Heart Attack Recovery."

American Heart Association: "Heart Attack Recovery FAQs."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Heart Attack: Tips for Recovering and Staying Well."

WomenHeart.org: "Recovering From a Heart Attack."

Texas Heart Institute: "Recovering From a Heart Attack."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 5, 2018

SOURCES:

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Heart Attack Recovery."

American Heart Association: "Heart Attack Recovery FAQs."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Heart Attack: Tips for Recovering and Staying Well."

WomenHeart.org: "Recovering From a Heart Attack."

Texas Heart Institute: "Recovering From a Heart Attack."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 5, 2018

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