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Done angioplasty. Getting angry and annoyed due to noise. Help

Hi Doc, My father had gone thru an angioplasty a month back, but he s developed a behaviour of getting angry or annoyed if there s lots of noise @ home... like children playing, screaming & crying...he s unable to tolerate loud noises...& keeps complaining of nerves aching in his head... can anyone help me with this....
Asked On : Sat, 10 Nov 2012
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Thank you for the query and Welcome to HCM community.

This incident can be explained from the psychosocial aspect of cardiovascular diseases. Angioplasty was an acute stressful event in yours fathers life. Post-MI patient often develop various psychological problems like anxiety, depression, anger, hostility and so on. A person who once had a stable personality, can become angry with a long lasting episode of anger after MI. And this anger can affect the heart very detrimentally and can act as a risk factor for further cardiac events.

Consulting with a psychologist may be of great help. Often these patients get benefit from lifestyle advice, psychotherapy etc.

Hope, this helps.

Answered: Mon, 12 Nov 2012
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