Acute Myocardial Infarction Toolkit

AMI Toolkit

 

My Cardiac Coach™: a new tool to empower your heart attack patients


My Cardiac Coach is the American Heart Association’s new mobile app that aims to educate and engage heart attack survivors, empowering their recovery with the latest, evidence-based information to help them adopt better self-management skills and healthier lifestyles. If you are interested in using My Cardiac Coach at your clinic or hospital, please email us at mycardiaccoach@heart.org.

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Talking with Your Patients after a Heart Attack: Leveraging Patient-Centric Communication


Patient involvement in self-care following major medical events helps improve outcomes and reduce hospital readmissions. But getting patients to adhere to treatment plans often proves challenging.

Our new guide provides practical information about how you can use patient-centered communication to engage your patients.
 
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Discharge worksheet

 

Heart Attack Discharge Worksheet


The days between hospital discharge and follow-up visit are critically important for heart attack patients. Remembering to take medications, attend follow-up appointments, and monitor heart rate and blood pressure can improve long-term outcomes.

Help your patients stay on track with our new Heart Attack Discharge Worksheet. This tool is also available in Spanish!
 
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5 ways to prevent second heart attack infographic

Educate your Patients about Secondary Prevention


Around 20 percent of patients 45 years of age and older will have another heart attack within 5 years of their first. Help your patients lower their risk of a recurrent heart attack by engaging them in secondary prevention. Our new “Don’t Wait for a Second” infographic provides actionable information about five key steps that can help patients improve and maintain heart health.

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Heart Attack Recovery Series in Heart Insight Magazine

HI Magazine coverAfter a Heart Attack: What Happens Now?
If you don’t know the answer, you’re not alone. Many survivors feel scared, confused and overwhelmed after a heart attack. Read the first in our four-part series to help guide your steps and connect with resources to support your recovery.

Up and At 'em!
In the 50s, a patient was likely to have their doctor prescribe 12 weeks of bedrest. Today’s patients may not even get 12 hours before they’re out of bed. This article focuses on the importance of cardiac rehabilitation.

Feelings After a Heart Attack
People typically have a spectrum of emotions after a heart attack. Common feelings include fear, anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness - but also hope for the future as well as relief at having another chance.


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additional resources

Cardiac Rehabilitation Referral Card

This new tool can help your patients understand the benefits of participating in cardiac rehabilitation.  Download the referral card now in English and Spanish.

Health Trackers

Our health trackers can help your patients better manage their care. Share them with your patients today.

An Active Partnership Workbook

The American Heart Association's Active Partnership program is designed to help patients with coronary artery disease recover and improve their health after a cardiac event or surgery. The program offers encouragement, knowledge and resources to help participants communicate with their healthcare team, manage medications, and make lasting lifestyle changes. 
Learn more about this program

Answers by Heart Fact Sheets

Educate your patients with our Answers by Heart fact sheets. Presented in a question-and-answer format that is brief, easy to follow and easy to read, these patient information sheets address a variety of topics including cardiovascular conditions, treatments and tests, and lifestyle and risk reduction. Download these patient sheets.

Support Network

When faced with challenges recovering from heart disease or stroke, patients need emotional support. That’s why we created a network to connect people with others going through similar experiences to help them support and inspire each other at every stage of their journey.
Use our resources to tell your patients about our Support Network.




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   AstraZeneca is a proud inaugural sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Guideline Transformation and Optimization Initiative.