Recovering After a Heart Attack – How to Tackle Depression

Two months after her heart surgery, Nancy Valdez couldn’t shake her depression. “I was told I’d come through surgery with flying colors, and I did — but sadness, anger, and fear that I was going to die stayed,” Nancy says. Read full article at: http://recoveringathome.com/recovering-after-a-heart-attack-how-to-tackle-depression/ ...

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After a Heart Attack – Specific Questions the Nursing Staff Can Answer

  Toni Amiche, a cardiac nurse, says that shorter hospital stays mean families must  provide nursing care that once took place in the hospital. “Within a few days after a heart attack or heart surgery the nursing staff provides homecare instructions to men and women being discharged and their families. Read full article at: http://recoveringathome.com/after-a-heart-attack-specific-questions-the-nursing ...

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After a Heart Attack – Specific Questions to Ask the Doctor

  While you are in the hospital or at your next appointment with your doctor outside the hospital, you can learn more about your medical condition, each medication, your ongoing treatment, and symptoms that must be reported immediately. Read full article at: http://recoveringathome.com/after-a-heart-attack-specific-questions-to-ask-the-doctor/ ...

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After a Heart Attack or Surgery — On the Road Again

  Whether you want to travel cross-country or to ports beyond, according to W. Robert Lange, M.D., a cardiologist and author of a travel guide, if you have a stable heart condition, you can travel with very few restrictions. “Air travel is safe for most people who can walk a block or climb a flight of stairs without becoming breathless. While individuals differ, within three or four months after a hear ...

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After a Heart Attack or Surgery – How to Be Prepared For an Emergency

  Getting Help in an Emergency ŸIf you believe it is an emergency, it probably is, do not let anything stop you from calling for help. Most people wait close to two hours before getting to the hospital for the medical care – and miss the opportunity of being treated when every minute counts. Read full article at: http://recoveringathome.com/after-a-heart-attack-or-surgery-how-to-be-prepared-for-an-emer ...

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