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.