In this section you can find out about the experience of a heart attack (myocardial infarction) by seeing and hearing people share their personal stories on film. Our researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to 43 people (including 4 carers) in their own homes. Find out what people said issues such as symptoms, surgery, returning to work and intimate relationships. We hope you find the information helpful and reassuring.
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British Heart Foundation
Publication date: August 2004
Last updated: June 2017
Review date: June 2019