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My dad suffered myocardial infract and was discharged 2 weeks ago, he is not diabetic or hypertinesive, he is retiered and usualy used to do morning and evening walk and other small household work. now as his heart is weak he cant do much work, but he cant be confined to bed all the time, how to take care of these persons ?
Wed, 14 Oct 2009
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Hi Piyush. What treatment did your dad receive for his myocardial infacrtion? Did he have a stent placed? I think he will need an angiography if it has not been done already. After that doctor will advise whether he needs a stent or by-pass surgery or nothing needs to be done. His activity level will depend upon all this. Myocardial infarction patients can resume their normal level of activity in most cases. Having MI doesnt mean bed rest for ever. Actually u should make your dad move around the house and take short walks rather than put him on total bed rest. Other than that make sure he takes all medicines advised by the doctor and give him good low fat diet.

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i think he should continue walking.....some one accompany him when he is going for walking...and avoid fatty foods and smoking,alchohol...and dont go for hectic work...and dont give him mental/physical strain...
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Suggest your father to start exercise and he can increase it gradually. but he shd not pull or push the big object and he shd avoid lifting weight. someone shd go laong with him for few days and after some time he will pick up slowly.
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