Emotional impact

The pages in this section look at the impact a diagnosis of heart disease can have on you and the person you care for. We look at the common feelings you might have as a carer after their diagnosis, and what to do if they’re refusing to change their lifestyle. If you’re their partner, you might find our guidance on heart disease and sex useful.

Emotional impact

The pages in this section look at the impact a diagnosis of heart disease can have on you and the person you care for. We look at the common feelings you might have as a carer after their diagnosis, and what to do if they’re refusing to change their lifestyle. If you’re their partner, you might find our guidance on heart disease and sex useful.

Dealing with diagnosis

. This page will take you through the feelings of initial diagnosis, how to support your loved one with their coronary heart disease journey, and how to get support yourself.

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Sex and heart disease

This page looks at when your partner might be able to return to sex after surgery, who you can talk to for advice, and what to do if they don’t seem interested in sex any more.

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If they refuse to change

Looks at how to talk to someone if they don’t want to change their lifestyle, and how to get support when things are hard.

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