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How long will I be in the hospital after a heart attack?

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Typically, you’ll be in the hospital for 2 days to a week after a heart attack. But if you have complications, or if you’ve had other procedures, like bypass surgery, you’ll probably stay longer.

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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