Heart Attack, Angioplasty and Stent – An Educational Guide for Patients

The 30-day readmission rate after acute heart attack is as high as 17%. In the United States, someone has a heart attack about every 34 seconds. Of the approximately 735,000 Americans that have a heart attack, more than half will also have a PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) and/or a stent. With short hospital stays and little time for education, it is important to provide patients with thorough information about their medications and their risk factors, as well as necessary lifestyle and diet changes to prevent another heart event. Our Heart Attack/Stent patient guide is divided into easy-to-understand sections for educators to use with patients in conjunction with their discharge protocols.

These represent random sample pages.

Contents include:

  • Understanding coronary artery disease
    • Causes, Risk factors, Women and heart disease
    • Signs and symptoms
    • Anatomy of a blocked artery
    • And more…
  • Understanding your heart attack
    • Symptoms
    • Silent heart attack, Heart attack in women,
    • Diagnosing and treating a heart attack
  • Recovering from your heart attack
    • Recovery in the hospital and at home
    • Emotions, Chest Pain, Activity, Sex after heart attack
    • Problems to watch for/When to call 911
    • And more…
  • Heart Attack Medications
  • Angioplasty and Stent
    • Understanding angioplasty
    • Types of stents
  • Your procedure
    • During your procedure
    • Recovering in the hospital/at home
  • Medications after Angioplasty and Stent
  • Lifestyle Changes/Diet and Exercise
  • Medication Tips
    • Understanding your medications
    • Tips about organizing your medications
    • And more…
  • Diabetes FAQs
  • Helpful Templates
    • Medication log, Exercise log, etc.
  • References and Resources
  • Details: 8.5 x 11″, 80 pages
    (page count may change depending on your content), full color, custom cover with your hospital logo, custom content and your logo on each page (Available in English and Spanish)
Call 800-408-3464, or email info@recoverrite.com for additional details and pricing.