Features January 2015 Issue

Support Networks Beneficial  For Heart, Stroke Patients

Having a social support network, especially one that includes other heart patients, can help you deal with the emotional challenges of heart disease and stroke.

Support Networks Beneficial For Heart, Stroke Patients

Research shows that heart disease or cerebrovascular disease can lead to depression and anxiety. A social support system can make a big difference.

A heart attack or stroke can lead to emotional injury as well as damage to your physical health. Unfortunately, symptoms of depression and anxiety are often overlooked as patients and physicians focus on heart or brain recovery.

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