PreventionRisksRelated ConditionsStroke 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. estaff Published: December 4, 2014 0 Print Email Facebook Twitter 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. To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber Subscribe Subscribe to Heart Advisor Get the next year of Heart Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password?