Ask the Expert - Recovering from a Cardiac Event

Q: In your experience, what are the best strategies for recovering and rehabilitating after experiencing a cardiac event?
  • If you’ve experienced a cardiac event, following the prescribed medications regime is essential. The medication is specifically designed to help stabilize the patient’s cardiac status, a vital component of recovery.
  • Attending all necessary doctors’ appointments and follow-up visits is crucial, as it affords the treating physicians and/or home healthcare providers the ability to monitor the recovery process effectively.
  • Educating yourself about potential warning signs in your rehabilitation is also key, as it will allow you to identify and report these issues as soon as they appear.
  • Taking preventative measures to avoid future cardiac episodes is another important element of recovering from a cardiac event.
  • Eating a heart-healthy diet, initiating a weight loss and exercise plan specifically designed by a cardiac specialist, and quitting smoking all are highly recommended to anyone who has experienced a cardiac event or demonstrates a predisposition towards heart disease.

Remember to talk to your doctors, take it slow, and take care of your heart health!

About Eskaton Home Health: Eskaton’s Home Health team of skilled medical professionals can assist you with your recovery and transition back to independence from a serious health issue such as an illness, surgery, hospitalization, rehabilitation or a stay at a skilled nursing center in the comfort of your home. Eskaton Home Healthcare is a Medicare-certified home health agency — Medicare approved individuals are 100% reimbursed. Click here for more info. 

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