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What should you know about your medications to help prevent another heart attack?

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Make sure you:

  • Know the names of everything you take.
  • Be clear on how and when to take them.
  • Ask your doctor about side effects.
  • Learn what each medicine does and why you’re taking it.
  • Make a list of the things you take. Keep it with you in case of an emergency or if you need to talk with another doctor about them.

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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