Background: Heart ischemia is a disease affected by behaviour, lifestyle and heredity. The disease is more common in the western world and the number of those who suffer increases. The mortality has reduced thanks to that medical resources and knowledge have approved. Purpose: The purpose of this study of the literature was to find out what patients experienced emotionally at an acute heart attack. Methods: A study of literature where scientific articles has been refereed and analyzed, then resulted into five categories presented in the result. Results: Studies shown that many of the patients have a depression and had experienced a lack of support after the hospitalisation. Conclusion: Needed in the sick care is that the nurse is able to take time for an individual care that looks through the medical diagnostic.
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