Most of us have heard the tongue-in-cheek definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over, but expecting a different result. This certainly applies to heart attacks. Of the approximately 800K heart attacks that occur in the US each year, 600K are first timers and the other 200K people have had their second heart attack. This is a disappointing statistic. We all need to be informed about lifestyle changes you need to make after a heart attack.
Is there a link between mental health and heart health? Does our mental health actually cause heart problems? Keep reading to find out the latest conclusions.
Having a heart attack certainly puts life in perspective. It usually makes you more appreciative of those around you, and also makes you vividly aware of your own mortality. “Taking stock” after a heart attack is normal, but it’s equally important to focus on living life after a heart attack.