CELEBRATING SURVIVORSHIP

When someone suffers a heart attack, the initial focus is often on healing physically. Yet the emotional journey can be as impactful—and sometimes more difficult—than expected.

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We’re In This Together

At times, survivors can feel vulnerable or afraid. They may not feel quite like themselves. But there is hope. By taking one day at a time, listening to their bodies and relying on their healthcare teams, they can find strength.

AstraZeneca created Survivors Have Heart to celebrate survivorship and provide support for survivors and their loved ones. Here you’ll find survivors’ stories, information to consider about life after a heart attack, and additional resources from advocacy group websites.

 

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ABOUT

We’re In This Together

At times, survivors can feel vulnerable or afraid. They may not feel quite like themselves. But there is hope. By taking one day at a time, listening to their bodies and relying on their healthcare teams, they can find strength.

AstraZeneca created Survivors Have Heart to celebrate survivorship and provide support for survivors and their loved ones. Here you’ll find survivors’ stories, information to consider about life after a heart attack, and additional resources from advocacy group websites.

 
Bob Harper’s Heart Attack Survivor Story BOB HARPER

BOB HARPER’S SURVIVOR STORY

As a health and fitness expert and a best-selling author, Bob Harper inspired audiences nationwide to get fit. He was the picture of health. Bob never considered that a heart attack could happen to him. But it did. “It was hugely shocking to me,” Bob reveals. “I learned a lot about myself.”

Bob was working out, as he did each day, when he lost consciousness. He woke up two days later and learned he’d had a near-fatal heart attack and had gone into cardiac arrest. He had to be shocked three times by an automated external defibrillator (AED) device to restart his heart.

Today, Bob is passionate about another kind of training: emotional recovery. While changes to his diet and exercise routine are an important part of his physical recuperation, Bob credits further education with helping him evolve his mindset and believes this plays an equally important role. That’s why he’s committed to help other survivors find the support and encouragement they need.

SURVIVOR STORIES

Survivors Get Real

Heart attack survivors share their stories about how their heart attack impacted them. Loved ones open up about the strength they see in their survivor.

 
DAVID’S SURVIVOR STORY

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David’s Survivor Story
David focuses on time with his family.
KRISTI’S SURVIVOR STORY

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Kristi’s Survivor Story
Kristi tackles some big life changes with support of her daughter.
KIM’S SURVIVOR STORY

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Kim’s Survivor Story
Kim learns to appreciate the value of giving back.
MICHELE’S SURVIVOR STORY

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Michele’s Survivor Story
Michele prioritizes strengthening the connection with her son.
DEBBIE’S SURVIVOR STORY

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Debbie’s Survivor Story
Debbie begins to accept help and care from others.
DAVID’S SURVIVOR STORY
KRISTI’S SURVIVOR STORY
KIM’S SURVIVOR STORY
MICHELE’S SURVIVOR STORY
DEBBIE’S SURVIVOR STORY
SURVIVOR STATS

You Are Not Alone

Life after a heart attack can be frightening for patients and their loved ones. Fortunately, the good news is that your healthcare team is with you every step of the way. This second chance begins the ongoing journey to heart health and well-being.

 

SHOW STATS +

Number of heart attack survivors in the United States*

Frequency of another heart attack in the United States

Risk factors that can affect your chance of another heart attack are your age, your medical history and other health conditions you may have.

Average age of a first heart attack

Percentage of patients age 45+ at risk of another heart attack or dying from one within the first year after their heart attack

The risk of a recurrent attack can be greatly reduced by quitting smoking, exercising and following a healthy diet.
You are not alone. You and your healthcare team will work together to come up with the right care plan for you.

*Represents prevalence in those ≥ 20 years of age based on data from 2011-2014.

Represents prevalence in those ≥ 45 years of age, after their first heart attack from 1995-2012.

Most patients have to adjust to life after a heart attack, including starting new medications to lower the chance of another heart attack or dying from one. Speak with your doctor about a possible treatment option for you or your loved one.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Association of Black Cardiologists logo Mended Hearts Logo Women Heart Logo

American College of Cardiology logo American Heart Association logo National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Logo Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association logo The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions logo

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Register with Survivors Have Heart and learn more about life after a heart attack. You’ll receive a copy of Bob’s 6 Survivor Basics, a guide featuring Bob Harper’s helpful tips and survivor philosophy, with additional valuable information about managing heart health and updates on future Survivors Have Heart efforts.

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Registration

REGISTER

Move Forward

Register with Survivors Have Heart and learn more about life after a heart attack. You’ll receive a copy of Bob’s 6 Survivor Basics, a guide featuring Bob Harper’s helpful tips and survivor philosophy, with additional valuable information about managing heart health and updates on future Survivors Have Heart efforts.

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 By completing this registration, you are confirming that you are at least 18 years old and a United States citizen.
 By completing this registration, you are confirming that you are at least 18 years old and a United States citizen.
 You would like to receive information in the future about Survivors Have Heart and related health information, including support related
 Yes, if contacted, I would be willing to share my survivor story with an AstraZeneca representative.

By completing this registration, you are confirming that you are at least 18 years old and a United States citizen. You would like to receive information in the future about Survivors Have Heart and related health information. The information you provide may be used to send you health-related materials and to develop products, services and programs. AstraZeneca, or third parties working on our behalf, will not sell or rent personal health information. If, in the future, you no longer want to receive health-related materials, call 1-800-236-9933. Please visit www.azprivacynotice.com to review our Privacy Notice.


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