A heart-attack is a major event in a person’s life. Many heart attack survivors experience mood swings and emotions such as anger, fear, frustration, irritability, guilt or lack of confidence. It is common to have these feelings, because having a heart attack is a major life event. These feelings of anxiety and mood swings are most likely temporary, and as recovery progresses people are likely to feel more like themselves again.
There can also be many positives to come out of the experience. Some of these feelings, for example fear of having another heart attack, can motivate heart attack survivors to make some positive and significant changes in their daily lives. This may be with things such as giving up smoking, weight loss, increase in exercise, and developing better eating habits.
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