After a heart attack, most people feel depressed and anxious. Depressed because it makes them feel that either they are getting old or their body is letting them down. And anxious because, like waiting for the other shoe to drop, they are waiting for the next attack. Are these reasonable thoughts ? Maybe not, but they are real and they do happen to most survivors.
“By virtue of the fact that you now have scar tissue on your heart muscle, you may be at higher-than-normal risk for sudden death from heart arrhythmias.” ref Richard N. Fogoros, M.D. http://is.gd/dM6UlP
One cardiologist told me that, with proper attention to the Trilogy of Heart (stress, diet, exercise) and careful attention to meds, a heart survivor has a better chance of not having another heart attack than other people do. For all of us here, we hope that is true.