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Having a heart attack puts you at greater risk of getting depression. This may be from isolating yourself as you work to get better, but it’s best to speak to. Fourteen percent of those in the heart attack group had symptoms of depression, compared with 7 percent of those in the control group, the study found.

Symptoms of depression or exhaustion were. The study, of 300 heart patients with depression, found that treatment with the antidepressant escitalopram (Lexapro) almost halved the risk of suffering another heart attack. “Cardiac rehabilitation with aerobic exercise can reduce depressive symptoms and improve cardiovascular fitness,” she said. It’s also a risk factor for suicide.

The main factor protecting against depression among heart attack victims is strong social and family support. Up to half of heart attack survivors get the blues, and many go on to develop clinical depression. Early experiences with antidepressants weren’t that promising because older tricyclic drugs such as clomipramine and nortriptyline sometimes threw off heart rhythms and further endangered the heart. However, those depressed heart attack survivors who reported high levels of social support from friends and families were more likely to overcome their depression, they.

Having a heart attack is often a wake-up call to make over your habits, and even adopt new ones. The No. 1 habit you need to put on your to-do list: Exercise. Your doctor has probably already. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, while depression is reported in roughly 1 in 10 Americans ages 18 and older, the number can be as high as 33 percent in heart attack patients.

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Partner Depression Common After Heart Attack. It is only now that biologist and neuroscientist are validating this connection, i.e., Heart Attack Mind-body connection. There exist a strong mind-body connection in heart disease. New findings show that depression & anxiety can be a risk factor for heart disease.

According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

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Data show that treating depression in recent heart attack patients does not reduce the risk of death or second heart attack; however, it may help the symptoms of depression and improve quality of life for the patients.7–9

“New Dimensions in Women's Health” by Linda Lewis Alexander, Judith H. LaRosa, Helaine Bader, Susan Garfield
from New Dimensions in Women’s Health
by Linda Lewis Alexander, Judith H. LaRosa, et. al.
Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC, 2009

Similarly, CPN causes heart attacks in some people, but thousands of people without a trace of CPN still have heart attacks.

“The Potbelly Syndrome: How Common Germs Cause Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease” by Russell Farris, Per Marin, Richard Huemer
from The Potbelly Syndrome: How Common Germs Cause Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease
by Russell Farris, Per Marin, Richard Huemer
Basic Health Publications, 2005

Depressed people also have a lower chance of recovery from a heart attack and a greater risk of dying prematurely after a heart attack.

“The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide” by Anthony L. Komaroff, Harvard Medical School
from The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide
by Anthony L. Komaroff, Harvard Medical School
Simon & Schuster, 1999

Similarly, Frasure-Smith and colleagues (2000) found that among heart attack survivors at one year who were depressed at baseline (i.e., wheninhospital), higher levels of perceived social support at baseline predicted greater declines in depression symptoms assessed one year later.

“Resilience and Mental Health: Challenges Across the Lifespan” by Steven M. Southwick, Brett T. Litz, Dennis Charney, Matthew J. Friedman
from Resilience and Mental Health: Challenges Across the Lifespan
by Steven M. Southwick, Brett T. Litz, et. al.
Cambridge University Press, 2011

Anxiety and minor and major depression has also been reported in people who have suffered a myocardial infarction (Rodgers et al. 2005) and people who have angina (Lewin et al. 2002).

“Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition” by Victor R. Preedy, Ronald Ross Watson, Colin R. Martin
from Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition
by Victor R. Preedy, Ronald Ross Watson, Colin R. Martin
Springer New York, 2011

A Montreal Heart Institute study with 222 subjects found that depressed heart-attack survivors are four times more likely to die within six months than their nondepressed counterparts.

“The Open-Focus Brain: Harnessing the Power of Attention to Heal Mind and Body” by Les Fehmi, Jim Robbins
from The Open-Focus Brain: Harnessing the Power of Attention to Heal Mind and Body
by Les Fehmi, Jim Robbins
Shambhala, 2008

• When ST depression increases then the heart disease stage also increases.

“Advances in Decision Sciences, Image Processing, Security and Computer Vision: International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering (ICETE), Vol. 1” by Suresh Chandra Satapathy, K. Srujan Raju, K. Shyamala, D. Rama Krishna, Margarita N. Favorskaya
from Advances in Decision Sciences, Image Processing, Security and Computer Vision: International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering (ICETE), Vol. 1
by Suresh Chandra Satapathy, K. Srujan Raju, et. al.
Springer International Publishing, 2019

Major depression also tends to be quite persistent unless treated in patients who have not had a recent cardiac event but who have stable coronary artery disease.

“Social Epidemiology” by Lisa F. Berkman, Ichiro Kawachi
from Social Epidemiology
by Lisa F. Berkman, Ichiro Kawachi
Oxford University Press, 2000

In recent years, the proportion of affected people surviving the acute stage of a heart attack has substantially increased, but the survivors have a risk of another heart attack, stroke and heart failure that is substantially higher than that of the general population (Hurst, 2002).

“Handbook of Models for Human Aging” by P. Michael Conn
from Handbook of Models for Human Aging
by P. Michael Conn
Elsevier Science, 2011

One 1998 study by the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has confirmed what 10 other surveys have found: Men who are clinically depressed are twice as likely as those who aren’t to suffer heart attacks or develop other heart illnesses.

“Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation” by Andreas Moritz
from Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation
by Andreas Moritz
Ener-Chi Wellness Press, 2007

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  • I lost my 15 months baby boy due to sudden heart enlargement he had no heart problems when he was born kindly answer me why that happened

  • I would hate to think how many people’s lives you have changed and managed by posting these vids!
    Good on you mate for being a good bugger!!

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  • Many cardiology patients are asked to have a nuclear stress test… when is that usually recommened, what might cause a cardiologist to order that for a patient, and what does that reveal/uncover compared to usual tests?

  • the studies that she mentiones is a complete and utterly waste of money. the brain mood influences your heart. in the same time we have to rely on chinese medicine for plant based medicine because plants thath heal are not in the realm of research for these idiots. medication for depression? madam do you know why people are depressed? it’s always a problem of adaptation to the enviroment.if you bang your head in a wall and it hurts do you take pills for pain control or do you stop banging?idiots

  • Forget about drugs. Exercises definitely is the answer. Knock yourself out of it. If she does a study on how many active athletes are on antidrepressins she’ll have the answer. “Very few and none.”

    She’s selling drugs for the big pharma.

  • Had depression. Bloody hard, harder even to face the ignorance in health bodies, social services, and people in general. Mental health problem equals threat to most!! To this very day.

  • Suffered severe depression after quad bypass in 2011 at age 46, due to my nature of work, depression is a constant battle. From what I have read and what Dr. Sanjay says, it reinforces my belief the next heart attack could be round the corner, due to my frequency of depression. However, I exercise (no matter how hard it is to start ), this is my saviour it lifts the depression and will hopefully keep the heart going a bit longer. Glad to hear Dr. Sanjay has brought up mental health related to heart health. Thanks Dr.!

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  • What about arrhythmia and PTSD? I have PTSD from Iraq and recently started a new career driving Semi-Trucks across the US Western States. I was turning it into a combat mission and completely stressing out. But after 3 months on the road, I can’t drive now due to developing a problem with my heart rhythm. The cardiologist suspects I have Coronary Artery Spasms. I have some plaque, but not enough for a stint. I read on Mayo Clinic’s website, that Coronary Artery Spasms can be caused by Extreme Emotional Stress. I have been stressing ever since my tour in Iraq in 2005, but I really think my recent truck driving job definitely popped my cork! My symptoms are intense angina, SVT, unstable, ekg abnormalities, and sometimes syncope. I am on amiodarone, atrovastatin and isosobride mononitrate.

  • Wonderful, amazing doctor, wish we had someone like you in stoke on trent.
    I have anxiety and wake up nearly every night with a heart rate of around 130, it stays at this rate then gradually starts to come down back to 65, during the raised fast rate i feel weak and worry that it stop and that my heart will stop. Im too afraid that something will happen to me, so im afraid to sleep at night.
    Dr you are 100% correct i dont feel like exercising or going out, i panic when i am outside i haven’t been to stores since january whereas before you couldn’t keep me in.
    Hope to hear from you.
    Lovely shirt it suits you…