Heart attack recovery

Heart Disease

Psychological issues

Depression affects one in four people after a heart attack. It’s critical to address any depression – it won’t just go away on its own and it can make it harder for you to make any necessary lifestyle changes or follow your doctor’s advice on particular treatments. Without specific help, those who become depressed don’t recover as well as they might.

If you take part in a cardiac rehabilitation programme, it will be able to offer treatments ranging from medication to group therapy and stress management (stress and anger may contribute to a heart attack by producing changes in your body that increase your risk of blood clots).