You Survived a Heart Attack. Now What About the Depression?
Heart attack patients with prolonged depression or anxiety are at a higher risk of death. That's the finding of research published in the
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology. "Temporary mood swings, if they are not too frequent or dramatic, are a normal part of life," said study author Dr. Erik Olsson, of Uppsala University, Sweden. "Feeling a little depressed after a heart attack might even be a good thing if it makes you withdraw a bit and get some rest. Emotional states help us regulate our behaviors."
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