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Recovery



A return to all of your normal activities, including work, may take a few weeks to 2 or 3 months, depending on your condition. A full recovery is defined as a return to normal activities. This will depend on the severity of the heart disease, your body's response to it and the recovery period after your surgery if you have been to one. Both physical and emotional recovery from a heart disease can be challenging for many people but there is always a solution for everything.

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Cardiac rehabilitation, also called cardiac rehab, is a program which consists of exercise and education. It is designed to help you improve your health and recover from a heart attack

The main aim of cardiac rehabilitation includes establishing a plan to help you regain strength, prevent your condition from worsening, reduce your risk of future heart problems, and improve your health so that you can lead a better quality of life.

What is a Heart Healthy Diet?

Heart healthy eating is an essential habit that patients who are recovering from a heart disease need to inculcate. This will protect your heart and lower your chance of having another heart attack. It can be difficult to know how to start making changes to your diet when you have been religiously following your usual diet. You may be wondering what foods to eat after a heart attack. It's all about balancing the different types of food you eat to get a wide range of nutrients.

All foods can be part of a heart healthy diet, but you just need more of some and less of others.

Ways to control your diet:

  • Control your portion size
  • Eat more vegetables and fruits
  • Select whole grains
  • Limit unhealthy fats
  • Choose low-fat protein sources
  • Reduce the salt (sodium) in your food

When can I return to work after a heart attack?

Most people can go back to work after a heart attack. However it depends on the type of work, the severity of your heart attack and your recovery progress. If you do physically demanding work, you may require to build up your strength before you decide to head back to work. Thus it is important to know the type of work you are engaged in and what your doctor advises.

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