Oxygen is given in the emergency room and sometimes during the hospital stay. It raises the level of oxygen in your blood and may help to decrease damage to the heart after a
Cardiac rehabilitation refers to a structured and monitored exercise program. Exercise is an essential part of your recovery. It will help you gain strength and decrease your risk of another heart attack. Cardiac rehab programs include education about how to manage your condition.
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Any new symptoms
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Last reviewed September 2013 by Michael J. Fucci, DO
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