Myocardial infarction (MI) is a majorcause of mortality and morbidity inthe western world. As MI is a life threatening event it is hardly surprising that it often causes distress and impairment of quality of life for patients and their relatives, especially partners. For a substantial minority of families such consequences are profound. Psychological factors Most patients are clinically anxious on admis-sion to hospital. This anxiety generally remits over the next couple of days but rises again just before discharge, when many patients may again become clinically anxious. This distress is often deliberately hidden from the staV and other patients. Once home, a reduction in mood—“home coming depression”—is almos

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