People who thrive after a CHD diagnosis usually approach life with a proactive and positive attitude, rather than dwell too long on their health challenges.
Despite remarkable improvements in treatment and a growing awareness of prevention strategies, coronary heart disease (CHD) remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. However, the mortality rate for CHD is declining, and people are living longer and with a greater quality of life with this condition. So how do some coronary heart disease patients thrive after their diagnosis, while others struggle? It usually starts with adjusting your mental outlook and taking steps to preserve your health.