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Surviving Cardiac Arrest; Denial And Depression

Surviving Cardiac Arrest; Denial And Depression

I recently came to terms with surviving a cardiac arrest during my laparoscopic cholestectomy and umbilical hernia repair surgery (2 days after my 48th) birthday. After a year of therapy I have started to come to accept it although there are times I still have some negative feelings about the whole incident. I was wondering if anyone else had a similar situation and would like to share their experience. Technological advances in modern medicine are amazing. I recently read an article that gave… read more

3 months ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I am lucky the police chief and ambulance personnel were so quick to arrive. I just moved here had I been in my home state I would surely have died, as it takes 20 min. for ambulance to arrive out in the country. My wife would have been the only one home and she would have gone to pieces.

2 months ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Thank you for posting your story. It wasn’t too long. Please tell us more as your story continues to unfold.

2 months ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I had Cardiac Arrest after having chest pains at home. 911 called before Arrest, talking with police chief who was dirt one to arrive. He was talking with me when I arrested, ambulance personnel arrived just ad I Arrested and shocked me twice. 17 days in hospital, pacemaker and defibrillator put in. This happened March 30. Doing fine and felling good.

3 months ago

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