May 052008

A variety of emotions are common after a heart attack, and it’s important to take care of them — as well as your heart.

The American Heart Association offers these recommendations to keep your mind in good health:

* If you are afraid, get all the facts. Talk to your doctor about your concerns, and about what you should expect in the coming months.

* Soothe anxious feelings by talking to a friend or family member.

* Get exercise. It’s good for your heart, and it can help alleviate anxiety.

* Spend time doing activities that you enjoy.

* Talk to your doctor if you feel symptoms of depression, which is common after a heart attack.

* Stay social. Establish a network of friends to help you through your difficult time.

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