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

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.
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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How can someone recover from a heart attack?

Time and work. Carefully and with cardiac rehab can help physical emotional gradual return to maximum life is possible! Read more...

Can you use herbal supplements to recover from a heart attack?

Not really. Maintaining a good diet and taking prescribed medications that lower the risk of heart attacks is a wiser choice. Supplements may be of benefit is specific circumstances, but check with your doctor since they can interfere with other medications. Read more...

How long does it take after someone has a heart attack to know whether they will survive or not?

Survive Heart Attack. This is a complex question. Every individual that suffers a heart attack is different and survival depends on many factors. Your doctor is the best source of information conserning your survival, as he can evaluate all the factors concerning your disease. Read more...
Varies. If you survive immediate sudden death, prognosis can be determined within 24 hours for uncomplicated heart attacks especially if you receive rapid, advanced cardiac care. For large heart attacks with major complications it can take days to weeks. Read more...

How long does it take high blood pressure to cause heart attack? Hours, years, what?

Years. The problem is, most people don't know when their hbp began and have already been exposed for years when diagnosed. Also, hbp is only 1 of many risk factors. It is actually a more potent risk factor by far for stroke and congestive heart failure than for heart attack. (also kidney failure). Treating it lowers the risk. Read more...
Years. High blood pressure is associated with the development of atherosclerosis or plaques in the arteries. This accumulation of fat in the arterial wall takes years to develop. Read more...

Can one recover from massive heart attack?

Possible but. Depend on few factors. Age, other conditions, risk factors, damage to other organs like kidney failure. Also on how fast it was treated, interventions done, complications like heart failure, arrhythmias, mitral regurgitation, ventricular thrombus/rupture and other vascular complications. After the heart attack the patient will go through a rehabilitation process with better assessment perform. Read more...
Yes but this. Is highly variable & depends on amount of permanent damage & if other organs were affected. Read more...

On average, how long will a heart attack take effect?

Quickly. There can be staggering chest pain, angina, until blockage progresses or forms acutely causing the heart attack-damage to heart muscle. Angina unstable angina acute myocardial infarction- heart attack is a continuum of threat to heart. Read more...