Patient Information Sheets: Heart Attack

Updated:Aug 19,2016

Life After a Heart Attack: My Discharge Worksheet

Use this checklist to help you navigate the days between hospital discharge and your follow up visit with your doctor.

What Is a Heart Attack?
Some heart attacks are sudden and intense. But most start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. This information sheet provides answers to the following questions:
  • What causes a heart attack?
  • How can I recover?
  • How can I avoid a heart attack?
How Will I Recover From My Heart Attack?
This information sheet provides the answers to the following questions regarding recovering from a heart attack:
  • Are my feelings normal?
  • How will my family feel?
  • What changes should I make?
  • What about sex?
  • When can I go back to work?
What Are the Warning Signs of Heart Attack?
This information sheet discusses the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and answers the following questions:
  • What should I do if I suspect a heart attack?
  • What else can I do?
  • Why don't people act fast enough?
  • How can I help to avoid a heart attack?
Check out all of our helpful patient sheets:
Answers by Heart sheets

Many sheets are available in Spanish.