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What happens after the first 24 hours?

  • Depending upon how well the patient is doing, transfer to a step-down telemetry unit is arranged on the second day
  • Ambulation in the hallway
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Most patients are discharged in 2-4 days if hospital course is uneventful.
  • Patients with serious complications of a heart attack and those requiring surgery have a more prolonged hospitalization .
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