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How to recognise early heart attack symptoms

Have you recently recovered after a heart attack? Here are a few do’s and don’ts to make the transition from hospital to home easier for you and your carer.

It is important to be aware of what you should or should not do after recovering from a heart attack.

HEART ATTACK SYMPTOMS IN WOMEN

Did you know 40% of women won’t experience the typical crushing chest pain and are more likely to experience non-chest pain symptoms?

Importance of support system in Heart Disease recovery

Support from family and friends plays a huge role in relieving your stress and anxiety but it is good to reach out to people beyond your immediate network, especially people who have been affected by heart disease recently

PREVENTING A SECOND HEART ATTACK

By improving your lifestyle, including your diet and level of fitness, you can minimise your risk of a secondary Heart event. By taking action you can significantly reduce your chance for a second heart attack.

BEING A CARER FOR A HEART FAILURE PATIENT

As a carer you play a very important role in the life of the heart patient. Whether you are a significant other, family, friend, or carer, it is important for you to understand the condition and its impact on the life of the person living with heart failure.

Role Of Physiotherapy in Cardiac Rehabilitation

The role of physiotherapists in cardiac rehabilitation begins pre-operatively. A physiotherapist will often do a pre-operative education session. This will involve education on the surgery – the procedure, the possible complications, post operation expectations and the post-operative exercises (such as early walking, deep breathing exercises for the lungs and sternal care in bypass patients).

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