Heart Attack : FAQs
Myocardial infarction (mi): Heart attack
What is the likely recovery period?
The likely recovery period after an uncomplicated heart attack is usually 2- 3 weeks and he can resume his regular duties after a period of about 6 weeks. In a case of a heart attack with complications the recovery period varies and depends on the treatment of the complication and is variable. Angioplasty patients will experience a much quicker recovery period because the procedure is less invasive than bypass surgery. If you received angioplasty, with or without the insertion of astent, you will be closely monitored as well, but can expect to leave the hospital within a few days. If you had coronary artery bypass graft surgery you may be able to leave the hospital sometime within one to two weeks of surgery, depending on your progress.
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