CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The American Heart Association is offering tips to heart patients to protect themselves during the coronavirus outbreak.
According to the AHA, as many as 1 in 4 survivors of a heart attack or stroke will have another one. It adds that up 80% of them are preventable, so it’s important to follow a doctor’s recommendations to reduce the risk.
The AHA offers the following tips for heart patients:
- Take medications as prescribed
- Manage risk factors
- Keep follow-up appointments
- Participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program virtually
- Get support
Additionally, the AHA has a resource page available where heart patients can learn more about coronavirus and how the disease could affect them. It also offers help to maintain a healthy lifestyle amid the outbreak.