Depression: Unexpected Consequence of Heart Attack, Heart Surgery or Stroke

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If you have a heart attack, heart surgery or stroke, the immediate concern is your physical health. But once you begin your journey to physical recovery, it’s important to keep tabs on your mental health as well.

Studies show that up to 33 percent of heart attack patients develop some degree of depression, according to the American Heart Association.

As University Hospitals cardiologist Claire Sullivan, MD, discusses in this video, those who have a cardiac event – and their family members or partners – need to be aware of this connection, and to take steps should depression surface.

UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute provides premier cardiovascular care for the diagnosis and treatment of any condition that affects the heart and vascular system. Learn more about cardiovascular care at University Hospitals.

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