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After a Heart Attack | Resources & Support |

Steps to take while at home

It’s important to help your family member or friend stay on track with healthy changes and medicines. Here are a few things you can do over time to help:

  • Provide encouragement. It’s important for your family member or friend to stay on track with his or her medicines and lifestyle changes
  • Take care of yourself. Your health matters too. Try to pace yourself. Ask for—and accept—help when you need it. Visit the American Heart Association website for more caregiving tips

Quick tip iconBe a steady support. Sticking with the plan isn’t easy. But the risk of another heart attack is still very real. Make sure you’re there to help your family member or friend.

patient and caregiver giving antiplatelet therapy support after a heart attack