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Emotional impact of CVD on patients and caregivers



Mr. Paul McGreavy

Paul McGreavy MSc. FRGS. is a 65-year-old semi-retired educational consultant. He has worked in the UK, UAE, Sultanate of Oman and the United Republic of Tanzania. He has also worked with several voluntary 'emergency service' organisations, particularly UK mountain rescue teams and regional ambulance services as a front-line first responder.

In 2016 Paul suffered a STEMI and consequently was fitted with a single stent. Since that time he has worked with the ESC's Patient Forum as a patient advocate.

Summary: Heart conditions have an important impact on mental health. From fear to depression, passing by anxiety, the emotional component has a great influence on the patient's healing. Discover the story of Paul McGreavy who had a STEMI in September 2016.