Getting to know vasodilators (anti-angina) medicines

Getting to know vasodilators (anti-angina) medicines

Vasodilators (anti-angina) medicines are used to ease chest pain, to treat and prevent angina. It helps as it relaxes and widens your blood vessels and decreases your blood pressure. A category of vasodilators called nitrates increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart while reducing its workload which can ease chest pain. Usually, you will use a vasodilator…

013 Interview with Sara Bushnell – Having a heart attack at work far from home and an important discovery

013 Interview with Sara Bushnell – Having a heart attack at work far from home and an important discovery

She had been experiencing regular headaches and stress, at one point thought her blood pressure machine must have been broken. Who’d have thought about a heart attack. Constant headaches and stress Sara was fit, healthy and ate a good diet. She had been experiencing regular headaches and stress, at one point thought her blood pressure machine must have been broken.…

010 Interview with Tena Kennedy, life with chronic illnesses

010 Interview with Tena Kennedy, life with chronic illnesses

Just before her 50th birthday Tena was admitted to hospital with unstable angina, and this was just the beginning of her story. Tena lives with many cardiac and respiratory chronic illnesses and she shares with us her journey, and her coping mechanisms that helped her with her glass half full outlook despite the many changes to her life. She talks…

005 Confidence: Having belief about being lucky

005 Confidence: Having belief about being lucky

Gaining confidence in life after a cardiac event.  Having confidence is another mindset that is important during recovery after a heart-related health issue. I tell you about how gaining confidence with life after a cardiac event helps you get out of your own way of your rehabilitation. That you can rid yourself of doubt. You can grow your self-belief. Have…

How to help yourself and help others as you recover after a heart attack and stents

How to help yourself and help others as you recover after a heart attack and stents

The next couple of activities come from my feeling good handbook. They are about how to help yourself and help others as you recover after a heart attack and stents. They are about how our shared experiences can boost the feel good factor in ourselves and the people we meet throughout our recovery. Sometimes we want to help ourselves feel…