Other Cardiovascular Conditions
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
No one wants to have to go back to the hospital after discharge. "Avoiding Hospital Readmissions: Heart Attack" explains the patient's role in preventing unnecessary hospital readmissions. This program includes critical information on how to better understand discharge instructions and continued recovery at home. Patients can review a discharge checklist that explains what they need to know before they go home.
Having a heart attack can be a major event. In addition to recommending lifestyle changes, doctors often add many new medications in order to help people live longer with less symptoms, and to decrease the chances that they'll have another heart attack. It is important to manage these medications and communicate openly with your doctor about any questions or concerns you have.