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. 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.
This section is based on research by the Health Experiences Research Group.
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British Heart Foundation
Publication date: August 2004
Last updated: June 2017
Review date: June 2019