A heart attack is not a death sentence. Tens of thousands of people have survived heart attacks and recovered to return their normal lives. The same is possible for you. Although you may need to make some lifestyle changes after your heart attack, you can live a full and healthy life.
After a heart attack ends, your heart begins to heal. The complete healing process usually takes about eight weeks. The parts of your heart where scar tissue developed cannot pump blood anymore, so you may have diminished blood flow, depending on the extent of the scarring. If your heart attack was caused by coronary artery disease, your doctor will work with you to make lifestyle changes, such as getting more exercise, to improve your cardiac health.
If you think you’re having a heart attack, come to the emergency room at Englewood Community Hospital right away. In our emergency room, doctors can treat your heart attack to preserve as much heart tissue as possible. Please call (888) 658-1598 for more information about our Englewood, FL hospital.