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Senior Care after Heart Attack

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Among the common risk factors that increase the likelihood of heart attacks are smoking and long-term exposure to second hand smoke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, stress, alcohol, and a family history of heart attacks and heart disease. If your loved one of these, it is best to monitor their condition and implement necessary measures to remove any possibility of an attack.

If your loved one is experiencing a heart attack, treatment must begin with the first symptoms. If they experience the symptoms of a heart attack, you should call 9-1-1 immediately. If they have doctor-prescribed nitroglycerin she should take it as instructed while awaiting the EMT. Another reason that immediate treatment is essential is because heart attacks can trigger sudden cardiac arrest. Once your loved one arrives at the hospital she will likely receive medication or undergo a surgical procedure to restore blood flow and keep their heart tissue alive and healthy.

The bigger responsibility lies after your loved one survives the heart attack. We, at Angel Connection Nursing Services, want to share tips on senior care after a heart attack.

  1. Monitor the patient’s medications

Medications, as prescribed after a heart attack, are the most crucial part of recovery. Such can help prevent future blood clots, lessen the work of the heart and improve its performance and recovery. They also manage cholesterol levels and a lot more.

  1. Help the patient change their lifestyle for the better

Major lifestyle changes can help a lot in preventing another heart attack. You can tell your loved ones to stop smoking, follow a low-fat, low-cholesterol eating plan and perform regular physical exercises.

  1. Help the patient resume their normal daily activity

This is crucial in your loved one’s recovery, but support is a huge factor in achieving it. Help them go back to their habits little by little by showing support and being physically present.

If you need help in taking care of your loved ones who have this condition, Angel Connection Nursing Services is here for you! We have expert care managers and compassionate caregivers whom you can count on. You can visit for more information or you can book a service by calling us at (562) 984-2714 or at (800) 876-8063.

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