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Suffering a heart attack is a life altering experience, it is sudden and sometimes totally unexpected. When it happens, the patient might experience severe pressure and chest pain. This could possibly be accompanied by shortness of breath, fatigue, cold sweats and sudden dizziness. It is noticed that not everyone experiences the same symptoms and a heart attack can masquerade in any variety of ways. Other symptoms of a heart attack could include unusual or unexplained tiredness and nausea or vomiting along with back of jaw pain. Some women are likely to have these other symptoms.

Surprising Diagnosis

Being diagnosed with having had a heart attack is usually a shock. Most patients were never aware of any problems, or maybe there have been some warning signs they dismissed. And, here the reality is flashing lights, ambulance, emergency room, admission and all, it’s staggering and definitely sets most people off balance. It is overwhelming for everyone, so relax, take a deep breath and know you are not alone.

Being Discharged

Discussing your personal health goals and medication schedule, with your doctor will take place when discharged from your hospital. Most people never expected to go home with a bag chock full of medications, instructions, and a ton of mental notes. There is much to be said as you embark on your newest existence during the first phase of recovery.

Priorities change in that first day, when most realize the implications and commitment necessary to move to the next level of recovery. Sometimes it helps to join a heart health community to understand what has worked for others and helps to keep most others on the path to wellness.

Cardiac Rehab

Your doctor will most likely prescribe cardiac rehab. Rehabilitation programs are developed to help improve your health. It is medically supervised to provide the proper exercise training along with stress-reducing education. There are many programs offered at hospital locations that your doctor can advise you of. Strong, committed rehab teams focus on the patient’s wellness and strive to help their patients improve and regain their health with a whole-body focus.

Heart Surgery Involved?

If you have had surgery for any heart related condition after a heart attack, you may need home health care to get you over the hump so to say. You may require some supportive services overseen by your personal medical team.

At Goldleaf our team of caregivers and nurses are ready to assist in any way. If your loved one suffered a heart attack, contact us. Our qualified and specialized team has experience helping patients recover from all health-related issues and surgeries. We offer relief for you and your loved one for short-term or ongoing care needs, ranging from basic wound care after surgery to complex, high-tech care. The rehabilitation and therapeutic services include physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

It is all together possible there is a need for a home health aide or registered nurse. Our care team is made up of warm and caring men and women who have dedicated their lives to providing the best in medical care while also often becoming our clients’ trusted friends. GoldLeaf offers a wide spectrum of medical in-home care services from hourly CNA rates to live-in nursing care and everything in between!