Other Treatments for Heart Attack

A heart attack can also be treated with:

Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac rehab is a structured program that involves:

  • Education, support, and counseling—A care team teaches people how to quit smoking, eat heart-healthy foods, and cope with life after a heart attack. The support from rehab helps you reach goals within your limits. Taking these steps will also lower the risk of having more heart attacks.
  • Exercise—A safe program is started with the goal of working up to physical fitness routine. You will start slowly, and build up time and distance as you are able.

References:

Acute coronary syndromes. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.... Updated February 22, 2017. Accessed March 26, 2019.
Oxygen therapy. American Lung Association website. Available at: https://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-procedures-and-tests/oxygen-therapy. Accessed March 26, 2019.
ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.... Updated January 30, 2017. Accessed March 26, 2019.
Last reviewed March 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Michael J. Fucci, DO, FACC
Last Updated: 3/26/2019

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