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Understand Your Risks to Prevent a Heart Attack
What is your risk for a heart attack and how can you prevent one? The American Heart Association explains the major risk factors for heart disease and coronary artery disease and steps you can take to reduce your risk.
Heart Attack Personal Stories
Read inspirational heart attack-related stories
Am I Eligible for Cardiac Rehab?
Many people of all ages who have heart conditions can benefit from a cardiac rehab program.
Patient Information Sheets: Heart Attack
Patient information sheets related to heart attack
Invasive Tests and Procedures
The American Heart Association explains the various invasive tests and cardiac procedures for heart patients such as Blood Tests, Cardiac Catheterization, Transesophageal Echocardiography, TEE and Electrophysiologic Tests.
Life After a Heart Attack
You had a heart attack. Now what? The American Heart Association wants to help you to go on to live a long, productive life. But having a heart attack does mean you need to make some changes.
Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)
The American Heart Association explains single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).
Heart Attack Recovery FAQs
The American Heart Association offers answers to frequently asked questions about recovering from heart attack such as How long will you need to rest after my heart attack? When can you go back to work after a heart attack? Is it normal to feel so depressed after a heart attack? Is chest pain normal after a heart attack? Why is cardiac rehabilitation important after a heart attack? Why are lifestyle changes important after a heart attack? What treatments will I need after my heart attack? What about sex after a heart attack?
Cardiac Computed Tomography (Multidetector CT, or MDCT)
The American Heart Association explains Cardiac Computed Tomography, multidetector CT, or MDCT.
Lifestyle Changes for Heart Attack Prevention
The American Heart Association offers these lifestyle changes to prevent heart attack including quitting smoking, good nutrition, reducing cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, being physically active, losing weight, managing diabetes, reducing stress and limiting alcohol.