Even though you will receive the best available care to treat and manage your heart condition, your heart disease is not curable. Heart disease is a chronic health condition that, like any health problem, can bring uncertainty and changes into your everyday life.
When you first find out that you have heart disease, it is normal to feel uncertain, anxious or depressed about your health. You may wonder how this is going to change your life.
Taking charge of your heart health and staying involved in your health care will help you through this adjustment period. Most people will regain their confidence over the few months following diagnosis.
These resources will help you adjust your lifestyle to live well with heart disease.
Manage your risk factors:
- Keep track of your “numbers” and make sure they are on track
- Keep in touch with your doctor
- Know your risk factors and learn how to manage them
- Visit the Prevention and Wellness Centre for more information