Iv been diagnosed with these conditions in that order and was trying to find out if there is a link ,I am trying to find out if my stage 4 heart failure is the result of depression and ptsd
Ptsd,severe depression, heart failure - British Heart Fou...
Hi Martinmcleod, i can highly recommend a heart failure suppot charity called pumping marvellous, they also have a Facebook page which is invaluable for advice & support. You can connect with others who have the same conditions & understand what you're going through. It's a closed Facebook group so only people with HF & their carers can join so it's very confidential. My husband has HF & the support has been amazing, please check it out. The charity also attend conventions with cardiologists all over the country, they're very patient oriented and they're your voice at these conventions.
Some really great posts/responses here.
We are not aware of chronic depression or PTSD causing heart failure but there is a type of acute stress that can cause cardiomyopathy (and heart failure) called Takostsubo:
This is a type of heart failure that usually resolves after a period of time/when the acute stressful event is over.
Best wishes to you all,