Talking to Your Doctor About Heart Attack
by Michael Jubinville, MPH
You have your own health past. Talk with your doctor about your risk factors and background with heart disease. By talking openly and often with your doctor, you can make the best choices for you and your family.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Risk of Developing Heart Disease and Heart Attack
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
About Your Outlook
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Last reviewed March 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Michael J. Fucci, DO, FACC
Last Updated: 3/26/2019
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