A GP’s guide to managing the cardiac blues

Monitoring wellbeing is an essential part of recovery for this cohort of patients
Dr Barbara Murphy Dr Rosemary Higgins Eugene Lugg Professor Alun Jackson
Depressed mature men

Every year, more than 55,000 Australians have a myocardial infarction, with many undergoing cardiac surgery.1

The acute cardiac event is not only a physical assault on the body, it is also an emotionally traumatic and significant life event for many patients and families.