Heart attack recovery depression

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378425 tn?1305628294 I am really worried and tired no sleep last night, My mum was life flighted out she has had a heart attack...My emotions of late have been so much of a roller coaster ride. I came on here to write and I am just so tired I cannot seem to concentrate.
Avatar m tn I was told different things when in the hospital by two different doctors but I do understand that I have a small amount of damage with the heart working at 47. It has been 2 1/2 weeks since my heart attack and the doctor is telling me it is left up to me when I should and want to go back to work. I have a job that I lift more then 50 lbs and I do not want to have another heart attack.
Avatar n tn After cardiac rehab his EF was 40% and the cardiologist was thrilled with the improvement considering the damage from the MI. Prior to the heart attack he was suffering from depression. Now, while his recovery has been relatively good, he is suffering from severe fatigue. How can you tell if the fatigue is related to cardiac damage or depression?
Avatar n tn I would be very optimistic. Meanwhile you can assume they are giving her the best of care. There are good chances for full recovery, but it depends upon the degree of damage. The term "heart attack" is rather meaningless. Visit often, hold her hand or keep your hand on her shoulder when you visit, and do not hesitate to inquire as to the name of the physician on duty and ask him, or the duty nurse a question every time you visit.
Avatar f tn It's not uncommon for patients to have depression after a heart attack -- there is some subtle connection between the brain and the heart that is not completely understood. It's also common to feel more weak and tired after a heart attack, and you should be enrolled in cardiac rehab (basically a supervised exercise regimen) for a few weeks to months after a heart attack to help get you back on your feet. Call your primary doctor or cardiologist and see if you can get plugged into this.
Avatar m tn I was released from the hospital a couple of days ago from a major heart attack and am only 30 years old. The cardiologist indicated that I should make a very good recovery but I'm scared, sad and confused and really don't know who I should turn to with questions. I'm trying to keep myself as calm as possible about it, but its hard not to break down. I've been getting a lot of family and friend support, but I feel like I just need to be by myself and search for answers.
Avatar f tn i was just googling my symptoms and found these symptoms linked again and again with heart attacks I was wondering if you think this could have actually been a heart attack. I dont really like doctors, and hate feeling like a time waster. I would just like your opinion on what you think this may have been. Thankyou.
Avatar f tn well, i'm recovering from a stroke and a massive heart attack. it happened 10/08. then i had the heart attack. i'm a walking miracle. i started going back to work in january 09! its still a long road ahead, but every day it gets better. when i started working , i couldn't remember passwords, phone #'s etc., ; now, 8 mo later , i remember almost 99%! keep the faith! question - is this the norm?
Avatar n tn What is the significance of an EF of 85%? Patient is male, 53 years old, 5-2", approx. 135 pounds with a previous triple bypass (3 years ago). He was admitted to the hospital with chest pains. The electrocardiogram showed very minor nonspecific ST segment straightening. Exercised according to a standard Bruce protocol, completing Stage 4 and achieving heart rate of 164 BPM. Blood pressure response acceptable. No exercise-induced arryhthmias.
948996 tn?1245949077 Try not to worry as it could have been only a small heart attack with no heart muscle damage. People can have heart attacks with pacemakers. My Mom had several with her pacemaker over 12 year period.
Avatar f tn These symptoms would be the result of a low cardiac output caused by impaired and damaged heart walls because of the heart attack. I had a silent heart attack about 7 years ago. You shouldn't be overly concerned about the results of an EKG. Thanks for sharing your experience, and if you have any followup questions, you are welcome to ask. Take care.
Avatar n tn I understand this to be symptomatic of stable angina. My question is, how does one determine a normal recovery rate from a heart attack? At one point is the decision made that recovery is not on pace and that further intervention (bypass, angioplasty) is required? I have reduced my fat intake to 75 grams or less daily, don't smoke, am perhaps 10 lbs.
Avatar n tn I understand this to be symptomatic of stable angina. My question is, how does one determine a normal recovery rate from a heart attack? At one point is the decision made that recovery is not on pace and that further intervention (bypass, angioplasty) is required? I have reduced my fat intake to 75 grams or less daily, don't smoke, am perhaps 10 lbs.
Avatar f tn The electrical findings from your exercise treadmill test (i.e. 0.5 mm ST depression and T inversion during recovery) are non-specific, so they do not necessary mean that you have an artery of the heart occluded. That is the reason why your doctors need to study your heart in more detail with a heart cath (coronary angiogram). The cath result could be completely normal but it was reasonable to start you on bisoprolol and aspirin in the meantime as a preventive intervention. Good luck.
Avatar n tn _ Dear Marcy, thank you for your question. Depression is frequently seen after an illness like a heart attack and since your friend is prone to alcohol dependency, he is at higher risk of developing depression. I can't say whether his alcoholism or his response to his heart attack is the cause of his depression, but he needs professional help for both problems. Additionally, dementia may be playing a role as well.
Avatar f tn i know that the symptoms of heart attack are the same as panic attack,..but i dont feel any pain specialy in my chess,..im just suffering a slight jelly feet sleeping problem,..i feel like im afraid of dying,..specialy when i think of sombody died,..
Avatar f tn I've been concerned for a month that I've had or am going to have a heart attack. I've had a couple chest pains and my stomach has been upset all week. Feels like I have a tuning-fork in my gut. Went to doc today; BP 150/90. She wants to prescribe BP medicine. I don't take anything but vitamins and 1 aspirin daily. Had ekg and stress test and did fine. Felt fine when I left and by the time I got back to work my insides are churning again.
Avatar f tn After a heart attack and heart cath. is it normal for your left underarm to hurt sometimes and to have tingling in your left arm as well as numbness?
Avatar m tn Thurs. 10/16/08 This is my 11th day out from heart attack and 9th day from quadraple bypass surgery (Dr. Kwan). This is my best day as far as pressure and energy. Stopping the 2nd blood pressure med has helped. I have been able to sit-up longer and walk more. I am finally getting my appetite back. My main concern right now is the pain I am feeling in my shoulder and arm (both on my left side). I am using ice and tylenol at this time.
976897 tn?1379167602 Just had angioplasty for a heart attack and thought I would post the experiences so others can hopefully benefit in some way or other. It was last thursday morning when I walked upstairs to the bathroom. I felt very light headed, so much that it was a real effort to not pass out. I had chest pains on a scale 1-10 (8) which would not go away even when I was relaxed. Sweating was incredible, I haven't sweated so much in all my life. No palpitations and no shortness of breath.