RevolutionHealth.com announced the launch of its new online Heart Attack Recovery Center to help the hundreds of thousands of Americans who are recovering from a heart attack or caring for someone who is. This year, an estimated 1.1 million Americans will have a heart attack and approximately half will survive the incident. With survival rates rising dramatically over the past 20 years, heart attack recovery is more critical than ever for patients and their families.
RevolutionHealth.com is focusing attention on heart attack recovery during the month of February to mark American Heart Month. The free, online resource is particularly timely as a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that only one-third of patients who survive a heart attack undergo cardiac rehabilitation, a series of lifestyle changes proven to reduce the risk of additional illness and death.
RevolutionHealth.comâ€™s new Heart Attack Center offers the following information and features:
Medications and supplements â€“ Learn more about the different kinds of heart medicines, potential drug interactions and how supplements might help. Learn about approaches to missed doses and changes in medication.
Diet â€“ Just as bad eating habits can contribute to heart disease, a heart-healthy diet can aid in recovery. RevolutionHealth.comâ€™s experts discuss commonly recommended diets and ingredient substitutions.
Exercise â€“ How much exercise is enough? Can it ever be too soon to exercise after a heart attack? Read more about the phases of cardiac recovery and typical exercise levels for each one.
Stress reduction â€“ Everyone knows that stress contributes to heart disease, but whatâ€™s the best way to control, or even reduce, stress? Take an interactive assessment to measure stress levels and learn every day stress-busters and other ways to take it easy.
Emotional health â€“ Depression can set in after a heart attack, so learn to recognize the signs. Take positive steps to live with heart disease and seek out group support.
Caregiving â€“ Supporting your loved one who has just had a heart attack can be difficult. Educate yourself about the facts and the keys to a successful recovery.
Intimacy â€“ How soon can you resume sex after a heart attack? And is it safe? Is heart medicine affecting sexual activity? Learn whatâ€™s real, and whatâ€™s myth.
Community â€“ You are not alone. Heart attack confronts all too many American families each year. Share stories, information, recipes and more. Read about other peopleâ€™s experiences and share your support and strength with them.