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    mommygirl posted:
    How long after open heart surgery does depression sets in? Also, how long will depression continue to attack?
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    cardiostarusa1 responded:
    Hi:

    In general, it really depends on the individual, as it may/can be immediately after the surgery, several days to several weeks later, or in some cases, even several months later (especially if there has been complications, slowing/hampering recovery).

    Depression (which may/can also be a side effect from drugs) is common, happens in many individuals with cardiac-related conditons, and depression often can be effectively treated and defeated, sometimes with the help of professional counseling, or resolving all on its own in time (which is a variable).

    Cleveland Clinic

    Depression & Heart Disease

    SEE:

    How Is Depression Treated

    Tips for coping with Depression

    How Depression is Treated

    http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/prevention/stress/depressionandheart.aspx
    Take care,

    CardioStar*

    WebMD member (since 8/99)

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    As applicable to the patient

    Cardiac Rehab


    Typically, cardiac rehab plays an important role in the overall recovery process, which is DIFFERENT FOR EVERYONE, and at any age.

    WebMD/Healthwise

    Cardiac Rehab

    http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/tc/cardiac-rehabilitation-topic-overview

    Mayo Clinic

    Cardiac rehab: Building a better life after heart disease

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cardiac-rehabilitation/HB00017

    Mended Hearts

    Hope for recovery. Hope for a rich, full life.

    For more than 50 years, Mended Hearts has been offering the gift of hope and encouragement to heart patients, their families and caregivers.

    http://www.mendedhearts.org


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