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Never make the mistake of thinking that medications will help you overcome the negative effects of a heart attack or a heart surgery. Medications will help you bring the problem under control but you will have to make changes to your lifestyle to make sure it does not occur again.
The heart can to withstand a lot of abuse. We spend years leading a life without emphasis on fitness. We do not have any regard for our dietary pattern. We live in a lot of stress and do nothing about it. Our heart survives for more than a few decades despite such a rigorous lifestyle. However, once you have suffered a heart attack or have undergone heart treatment, it is important to make sure such harmful habits do not enter your lifestyle again.
It is very important to control your diet when you are recovering from a heart attack. Many persons find the drastic change in lifestyle to be the biggest difficulty in recovering after a heart attack. Some even say that the reduction in fatty foods and the giving up of cigarette and alcohol causes more pain than the heart attack itself.
Well, being vigorous and disciplined when recovering will give you a better chance of living longer. Revert back to your bad habits and chances are high that you would not survive your next heart attack despite access to medications and advance treatment. Make sure you follow the advice of your doctors strictly and revert back to your normal lifestyle in a very gradual and disciplined way.