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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for the appointment?

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Have you started cardiac rehab?

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Is the appointment with a cardiologist or a primary care doctor?

Question 4 of 7

Has your doctor changed your heart medications since you had a heart attack?

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Have any of your doctors started you on any of the following medications to reduce the risk of developing blood clots?

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What medications are you taking (if any) for Heart Attack Recovery? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about Heart Attack Recovery

Top 10 Questions about Heart Attack Recovery

  1. What is cardiac rehabilitation or rehab?
  2. What are the benefits of cardiac rehab?
  3. Are there any symptoms that should alert me to call you or someone on my rehab team?
  4. What are the symptoms of angina and what should I do when they occur?
  5. What is my blood pressure goal?
  6. What is my LDL or "bad" cholesterol level goal?
  7. What are my options for stopping smoking or tobacco use?
  8. How can I know if stress, anxiety or depression is affecting me and what support is available?
  9. What medications are you recommending to prevent a second heart attack and what do they each do?
  10. What are the possible side effects and interactions of my heart medications?
  1. What is cardiac rehabilitation or rehab?
  2. What are the benefits of cardiac rehab?
  3. What types of medical providers will I need to see in cardiac rehab?
  4. What dietary changes do I need to make and can I work with a dietitian?
  5. What specific cardiac rehab services are you recommending for me?
  6. How often do I need to attend cardiac rehab and how long will it last?
  7. Are there any symptoms that should alert me to call you or someone on my rehab team?
  8. What are the symptoms of angina and what should I do when they occur?
  9. What is my blood pressure goal?
  10. What is my LDL or "bad" cholesterol level goal?
  11. How do my other medical conditions affect my risk for a second heart attack?
  12. How will we know if my rehab plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  13. What are my options for stopping smoking or tobacco use?
  14. Which exercises are safe for me and what are my activity goals?
  15. What is my weight goal and what support is available to help me reach it?
  16. How will I know when it is safe to resume sexual activity?
  17. How can I know if stress, anxiety or depression is affecting me and what support is available?
  18. How can my family and friends support my recovery and rehabilitation?
  19. What medications are you recommending to prevent a second heart attack and what do they each do?
  20. How long will I need to take each of my heart medications?
  21. How and when should I take my medicatio