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Aug 17, 2022Liked by Dr Paddy Barrett

Great points.

As someone who has lived with a heart failure diagnosis for 10 years due to a delayed SCAD diagnosis, I would also add that finding the right medical team important, especially those who communicate well with you the patient, and who you have faith in, or vibe well with, as often that positive doctor patient relationship is the seed from which patient empowerment begins it's growth.

Also if patients can reach out to other patients in the same boat, it will offer support, reassurance and inspiration, especially in the darkest days when we all need others to help us through.

Finally, a diagnosis is about the head as much as the body. Continuing investment in your mental health a vital part of living with the struggles of any condition.

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