Why hearing the diagnosis can hurt worse than the heart attack

by Carolyn Thomas  ♥  @HeartSisters


Researchers in the U.K. have found that heart attack survivors have a disturbingly high incidence of undiagnosed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Terrifying symptoms, invasive procedures, and a life-altering diagnosis of heart disease can inflict profound psychological stress.

But interestingly, it’s the part about hearing the diagnosis that may actually be the most traumatic for us, regardless of the severity of our heart damage or required medical intervention.  Continue reading “Why hearing the diagnosis can hurt worse than the heart attack”