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Image for MI mortality articleHopelessness and the Heart Attack: The Role of Depression in Heart Disease

You’ve just had a heart attack. You want to work towards recovery, so you’re focused on your heart and body. But hold on, say doctors, don’t lose sight of your mental health. Depression after a heart attack is a significant risk factor for heart problems.

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Unexplained shortness of breath, panting or the inability to take a deep breath may be warning signs of a heart attack, with or without chest pain. Call 911 if you experience these symptoms.