Emotional and psychological issues

Anxiety? Depression? Fear? Discuss how your diagnosis has made you feel.


I can't stop obsessing about fear of dying

  • By Carnala · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 70 replies
  • Hi everybody, I feel so alone like I'm the only one doing this. I really want to be positive & inspired. I'm not there yet. my cardiologist sent me to agreat failure specialist incase I need him in the ...


  • By Bobsey · New reply March 30, 2014
  • 26 replies
  • I read something I found shocking and sad. 65% of people who have a cardiac event will suffer from depression in the first year post event. Of them only 40% will be diagnosed, and of them only 25% will ...


  • By babydolly · New reply March 12, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Having a bad day today feeling really low and cant stop crying scared to do things as my anxiety is high thinking of going on antidepressents but would rather do it naturally any advice xx ...


  • By Tammy46 · New reply February 28, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • Hello Everyone, I had an MI back in August 17, 2013 and have not had a cigarette since then. My problem is that I'm sad, angry, fatigued and just hate the world. I was not like this before my MI. I have ...

PAD and heart disease

  • By jane_doe · New reply February 12, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • I have severe vascular disease all over my body and heart disease. Anyone else out there with the same issues ...

Atrial Septal Aneurysm With Patent Foramen Ovale

  • By RJ326 · New reply January 30, 2014
  • 29 replies
  • Hello, I was recently diagnosed with an atrial septal aneurysm and a rather large PFO. I was in great shape about a year ago, going to the gym regularly, when I began experiencing symptoms of shortness ...

Profusion fear with heart lung machine

  • By bonnek · Posted January 26, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Here I go again. I am worried about my open heart surgery coming up. I must tell you if I didn't mention all these fears come from suffering post traumatic stress disorder when Lankenau hospital let my ...

Profusionist and the machines

  • By bonnek · New reply January 22, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Hello, this is my third post. Angiogram came out fine. No heart blockages. I was very happy the procedure was fine as you all said it would. Thanks for you encouragement? Heart surgery Is schedule for ...

Here we go again

  • By Jewels107 · New reply January 21, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • I have posted here before back in 2013. After having a stent placed in my LAD, that was nearly 100% blocked, I had a heart attack 5 months later. Ended up having 2 more stents placed. I feel as though ...

here i go again....

  • By Cindylou1961 · New reply January 8, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • hi all, I was doing quite well recently, I had put all of the thoughts of my failed CABG and the prospect a repeat CABG x 3 in the spring of 2014 away in a tidy little box marked 'things to think about ...

When will I stop worrying?

  • By bekahsmom · New reply December 30, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • Yesterday marked two years since my heart attack. I had 90% blockage in the left anterior descending artery and they put in a stent. I have completed my round of Effient (for 1 year) and am now on Lisinopril ...


amandaschoeman (Inactive)
  • By amandaschoeman (Inactive) · New reply December 27, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • I was 3yrs old(female)diagnose with rumatic fever.Was in and out of hospital.on age of 21 I had my first Valve replacements(Ventrical and Aorta)in Port Elizabeth/Eastern Cape..Cardioligist said after ...

recently had heart attack

  • By teri57 · New reply December 4, 2013
  • 15 replies
  • I'm sending this out for advice. I recently had a heart attack. And I need people talk with.I don't have friends to help me with this ...

8 weeks post SCAD and feeling low

  • By vincyboy · New reply December 4, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • Hi everyone, I must say I have been feeling good for the past 3 weeks. I have actually come to terms with it and living with the new me. Unfortunately for the past 3 days I have had mild chest pain lasting ...

Happy Thanksgiving

  • By julieinoz · New reply November 27, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • I just wanted to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving and I hope you get to spend it with Family and Friends. Take it easy, enjoy the Holiday and the people around you and remember to give Thanks. Stay ...

Stress - how to get rid of it

  • By AnnieMorooney · New reply November 25, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • I am living with a husband who is a diabetic who won't follow the rules. He takes a lot of medication and is driving me crazy. He had a cataract surgery last week and I couldn't even get him to keep up ...

How to manage heart issues with children and work?

  • By Relax_n_breathe · New reply November 14, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • Hello there! I'm sort of still new to the heart problem issue and very happy to have found this site. I'm 39 and at a stage in life where I need to balance work and family as a single mother. Now with ...

How to exercise with a stiff heart

  • By Jmaggief · New reply November 12, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • I can't even exercise without my chest in excruciating pain. And it feels like its going to break apart while im doing nothing. And they say its chest wall pain and they are giving me physical therapy ...

Husband needs to start thinking with his head - the one on his shoulders

  • By laurasworld · New reply November 2, 2013
  • 53 replies
  • Hi All, Thanks for this forum. It has helped me many times just reading what others are going through. I am fortunate to have a councillor who I see once a week. She has helped me tremendously in dealing ...

Can stress cause chest pain?

  • By Trentham · New reply October 31, 2013
  • 15 replies
  • I am beginning to think that stress is a big contributor to my chest pain, does anyone have similar thoughts? I do have stress issues and have recently started having chest pain. I am scheduled for a ...

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