Heart attack recovery

Heart Disease

Risks after a heart attack

Many people live in fear of another heart attack – and with good reason. About 10 per cent of those who have a heart attack will have another one within a year of leaving hospital. This risk drops to about three per cent every year after that.

Proper rehabilitation, which includes making changes to your lifestyle, can reduce these risks and increase your life expectancy. If you’re not offered a formal rehabilitation programme, ask your doctor if there’s one in your local area.