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  • ​After a heart event, physical healing is just the beginning.  Survivors often encounter substantial emotional swings, including fear, anger, guilt, depression, and more.  The secret I've found helpful is to develop a regular practice of gratitude!  See ...

  • Yes the "New Normal" will change from week to week and month to month. It does get better. There will still be ups and downs but the ups will start to last longer and the downs will get shorter. Just hang in there, your are on the right track. Richard ...

  • Thanks for the encouragement,it seemed everyone I saw at the hospital was older and everyone at cardio rehab as well or they were younger and had a stent.  I had an aneurysm in the widow maker and two blockages very unexpected with minimal symptoms. Been ...

  • There is a group on facebook called "CARDIAC ATHLETES " which I invite you to join. It contains daily posts of those pursuing active lives after having a significant cardiac event. . ------Original Message------ After my surgery I searched ...

  • Dave, Don’t let the fact that you haven’t seen anything about you age group bother you. There are many many people of all age groups who have been through heart surgery and are doing very well. In fact many, myself included, are doing much better and ...