Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Heart attack, extreme stress, and fear of dying

A substantial number of patients in the initial stages of a heart attack or severe chest pain crisis -- events lumped together as "acute coronary syndrome" or ACS -- experience extreme stress and fear of dying. This can lead to long-lasting depression and anxiety, according to a new study.

One excellent way to treat the symptoms, as indicated in previous studies, is to exercise.

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