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How will my family feel after my heart attack?

Charles J. Sophy, MD
Adolescent Medicine

Your family will feel concerned and anxious after your heart attack. 

Having a heart attack increases your chances of having another one. Therefore, it is very important that you and your family know how and when to seek medical attention. Talk to your doctor about making an emergency action plan, and discuss it with your family. 

Having a constructive approach to developing a clear action plan in the event of a second heart attack can significantly reduce the level of anxiety for your family.

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