Patient Information Sheets: Heart Attack

Answers by Heart sheets

Life After a Heart Attack: My Discharge Worksheet (PDF)
Use this checklist to help you navigate the days between hospital discharge and your follow up visit with your doctor.
Also available in Spanish (PDF).

What Is a Heart Attack? (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)
Symptoms of a heart attack may be immediate and intense or start slowly with mild symptoms. It is important to note that it is also possible to have mild symptoms or even no symptoms at all and still have a heart attack. This information sheet provides answers to the following questions:

  • What causes a heart attack?
  • How can I recover?
  • How can I avoid a heart attack?

How Will I Recover From My Heart Attack? (PDF)
This information sheet provides the answers to the following questions regarding recovering from a heart attack:

  • Are my feelings normal?
  • How will my family feel?
  • What changes should I make?
  • What about sex?
  • When can I go back to work?

What Are the Warning Signs of Heart Attack? (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)
This information sheet discusses the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and answers the following questions:

  • What should I do if I suspect a heart attack?
  • What else can I do?
  • Why don't people act fast enough?
  • How can I help to avoid a heart attack?

What Is Dual Antiplatelet Therapy (DAPT)? (PDF)
This sheet will explain this antiplatelet medication therapy.

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