My Cardiac Coach™: a tool to empower your heart attack patients
My Cardiac Coach is the American Heart Association’s 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.
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 guide provides practical information about how you can use patient-centered communication to engage your patients.
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 Heart Attack Discharge Worksheet. This tool is also available in Spanish!
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 “Don’t Wait for a Second” infographic provides actionable information about five key steps that can help patients improve and maintain heart health.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Referral Card
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.
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.
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.