When to call your doctor heart disease and sex heart disease and travel FAQs cold weather and heart disease normal heart rate

Common concerns when you are living with heart disease.

Gaining self confidence in your body, knowing when to call the doctor, resuming your sexuality, and more.

This section delves into the common concerns and issues we all face when living with heart disease.

Confidence

Up until I got heart disease, I had complete faith in my body - it had served me well, never let me down, and been my “home” for over 50 years. That confidence changed overnight.

You likely had a similar reaction.

A major cardiac event evokes feelings of anxiety, with initial concerns about diagnosis and treatment, and later with concerns about the impact on roles, relationships, activities, and quality and quantity of life. More...

When to call the doctor?

One of the major problems with heart attack is that many people cannot believe it’s happening to them. Some people are embarrassed or don't want to bother others by calling for help if they think it may not be a heart attack. Often they go into denial. Don't let yourself become a statistic! More...

What About Sex?

What about sex after heart disease? The big taboo! Everyone wonders about it but it seems that no one really wants to talk about it. More...

Travel - Is it Safe?

Is a cruise in your future? How about a trip to see family? Or maybe it's work related travel. How does having heart disease affect your travel plans? More...

FAQs

If you are living with heart disease, you are bound to have questions. Check out these FAQs and answers (and send us your questions). More...

Cold weather and heart disease

When the weather outside is frightful you might just be better off to stay inside and curl up in front of the fire. Extreme temperatures can place stress on the heart and cold weather in particular can increase risk of a heart event. More...

What's a normal heart rate?

Here are some tips to help you understand your heart rate plus a selection of heart rate monitors. More...


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