Heart Attack

Frequently Asked Questions

16. When I leave the hospital after a heart attack, will I need to do any follow-up?

After a heart attack, you will need to see your doctor regularly for checkups and tests to see how your heart is doing. Your doctor may recommend

  • lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, changing your diet, or increasing your physical activity.
  • medications, such as aspirin, nitroglycerin tablets for angina, and medications to lower your cholesterol or blood pressure and help reduce your heart's workload.
  • participation in a cardiac rehabilitation program.