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In order to enhance recovery after a heart attack or unstable angina, and to prevent recurrence, various drug products, all of which have been scientifically proven to be useful, are prescribed.
These drugs have been studied in tens of thousands of patients and have been well tolerated in the vast majority of cases. There are 4 main drug groups:
The heart is a muscle that pumps oxygenated blood to our organs, which is vital. It beats an average of 60 to 80 times a minute, during which time it propels 5 to 6 litres of blood into circulation.
The aim of prevention is to act on modifiable cardiovascular risk factors.
The first rule is to take the medication that has been prescribed and to never stop it without medical advice.
Integrating Coronary Heart Disease into Everyday Life
Once the intervention has been performed, you are monitored for a further 12 to 24 hours in an intermediary or intensive care unit. In fact, your heart is still in a high risk phase, particularly for arrhythmias. In this unit, the staff is trained and equipped to deal with these risks and to act accordingly. Because of bleeding risks, you will be asked to bend your leg or your arm, depending on where the catheter was inserted.