A heart attack can also be treated with:
More oxygen in the blood helps lower the amount of heart damage. It is given in the emergency room or during the hospital stay.
Cardiac rehab is a structured program that involves:
- Education, support, and counseling—A care team teaches people how to quit smoking, eat heart-healthy foods, and cope with life after a heart attack. The support from rehab helps you reach goals within your limits. Taking these steps will also lower the risk of having more heart attacks.
- Exercise—A safe program is started with the goal of working up to physical fitness routine. You will start slowly, and build up time and distance as you are able.
- Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Michael J. Fucci, DO, FACC
- Review Date: 03/2019 -
- Update Date: 03/26/2019 -