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How long does it take to recover from a heart attack?

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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Clinical Lipidology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Recovery depends on the size extent, location, type of heart attack and the treatments given at the time.
Most people need 1 month of some type of rest and recovery then cardiac rehab for several weeks to months.

In brief: Depends

Recovery depends on the size extent, location, type of heart attack and the treatments given at the time.
Most people need 1 month of some type of rest and recovery then cardiac rehab for several weeks to months.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

In fact, previous myocardial infarction, the medical term for heart attack, is one of the biggest risk factors for future myocardial infarction.
Among patients who survive their first mi, 21% of men and 33% of women will experience another one within six years. We usually wait 6 months after a heart attack to clear a pt. For elective surgeries. Agree with other drs.

In brief: Depends

In fact, previous myocardial infarction, the medical term for heart attack, is one of the biggest risk factors for future myocardial infarction.
Among patients who survive their first mi, 21% of men and 33% of women will experience another one within six years. We usually wait 6 months after a heart attack to clear a pt. For elective surgeries. Agree with other drs.
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