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What would experts say? could a heart attack cause a change in personality?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Heart attack: Heart attack can cause change in some people's personality.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Not specifically: But some folks are so upset that they do change for the better / or occasionally for the worse! tough coping with the reality of mortality or illness. Men are worse.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
It can if people : Get depression or ptsd afterwards which is not uncommon as life threatening events affect individuals differently.

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Last updated Aug 25, 2013

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