Loss of Confidence


Confidence and Heart Patients

It is common for heart patients to have a loss of confidence in themselves and thir ability to live their life as effectively as prior to their heart event.



Some Heart Patients report that they feel

  • Weak
  • Embarrassed
  • Helpless
  • Vulnerable
  • Lacking confidence
  • Scared
  • Uncertain
  • Shaky
  • Dependent on others

After experiencing a heart event many patients are afraid of the activities that were "normal" prior to their heart event. Patients are concerned about activities that they think may put their life and health at risk, eg exercise, food, alcohol etc. 

However they also question
- whether to believe the advice they have been given,
- whether they have been given the “whole truth” 
- whether there is more they should know, 
- whether they have understood their condition, 
- what caused it and 
- what can they do about it.


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