Life and work after a heart attack

Rehabilitation begins as early as the second  or third day after myocardial infarction,  so as soon as possible. Rehabilitation  in hospital takes place under the supervision of a specialist  - rehabilitation specialist. 

Although the patient does not get out of bed  bed, you can still do exercises involving moving your feet  moving the feet to stimulate circulation.  It is extremely important to  adaptation of the heart to normal working conditions  work. 

Patients after hospitalisation usually receive  permanent cardiological care, and should also  visit their general practitioner regularly. 

This is because it is necessary to start  treatment to prevent a repeat  infarction. Post-myocardial infarction patients should be  should be aware that for the rest of their lives they will  be forced to take medication regularly  prescribed by their doctor, as their good health and the absence of further complications  their good health, the absence of further complications and a long life in full capacity.  and a long life in full performance. 

Physical activity after a heart attack

People who have had a heart attack will find regular exercise helpful in their recovery  recovery with regular exercise,  to regain fitness,  improve fitness and gain strength. An active  life will also help to combat risk factors.  Particularly healthy are daily walks,  marches.

Exercise can be started on the very first day after returning home from hospital, if there are no contraindications from your cardiologist. Start by walking and gradually increase the level of exertion. 

The only restrictions are on the performance of heavy lifting, wrestling, sprinting and jumping.  sprinting and jumping. The following are also not recommended  physical exertion that involves lifting  (e.g. shopping in excess of 5 kg) or holding your hands up for long periods of time.  holding your hands up.

Harmful effects of smoking

Smokers who have suffered a heart attack must  give up smoking categorically. Cigarettes  exacerbates atherosclerotic lesions and  and the tendency to blood clots,  They also provoke vasospasm. This puts the  the patient to suffer another heart attack. 

Diet after a heart attack

The diet of a heart attack sufferer is similar to the diet of  those suffering from other cardiovascular diseases  and consists of limiting the intake of  products with a high cholesterol level,  high salt content and fats of animal origin  of animal origin, which include  mainly: pork, butter, hen's eggs,  fatty milk and milk products. 

Contained, among others.  The sodium contained e.g. in table salt, tinned foods and processed meats  has a strong effect on raising blood pressure  arterial pressure and water retention in the body,  which is particularly dangerous for people  with circulatory insufficiency.