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What are emotional or mental effects after a heart attack?

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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Severe fear

I think survivor of a heart attack is greatly blessed -- for this is the most dangerous killer in medicine more than cancer or any other ailments and trauma.
The emotional and mental effects are significant -- many become depressed or suffer anxiety for quite some time after, and yet others are very grateful having been saved from a certain mortal event.

In brief: Severe fear

I think survivor of a heart attack is greatly blessed -- for this is the most dangerous killer in medicine more than cancer or any other ailments and trauma.
The emotional and mental effects are significant -- many become depressed or suffer anxiety for quite some time after, and yet others are very grateful having been saved from a certain mortal event.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: In the news

From the ny times: the emotional toll of a heart attack can be so severe that an estimated 1 in 8 patients who survive the experience develop post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition that doubles the risk of dying of a second heart attack, according to new research.
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/?p=78706.

In brief: In the news

From the ny times: the emotional toll of a heart attack can be so severe that an estimated 1 in 8 patients who survive the experience develop post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition that doubles the risk of dying of a second heart attack, according to new research.
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/?p=78706.
Dr. Steven Tucker
Dr. Steven Tucker
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Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine

In brief: Depression

Depression after heart attack is well-documented.

In brief: Depression

Depression after heart attack is well-documented.
Dr. John Washburn
Dr. John Washburn
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