Background: In Sweden approximately 37 000 individuals are affected by myocardial infarction every year. It is important after an infarction to investigate and make preventive changes of lifestyle to prevent another event. Patients have different conditions on how to manage a myocardial infarction and the new life situation they are put in. Through Kim’s domains men’s experiences after a myocardial infarction are separated. Aim: The aim for this study was to elucidate men’s experiences after a myocardial infarction. Methods: Systematic literature review Result: Some men pointed out physical symptoms while others brought out psychological. Many experienced lifestyle changes as difficult. Numerous men felt support from their surrounding; nevertheless they felt that it affected their daily life by being overprotective. Multiple men where dissatisfied with the information from their care givers. Discussion: It is important to see the individual and the person’s life situation. What is the reason for patients’ dissatisfaction regarding information? How would it be possible to facilitate for the patients´ in their situation with an overprotective family and how would it be possible to find those patients´ that are considered as patients at risk without support from their surrounding? Conclusion: The individual behind the sickness is never to be overlooked witch could give negative consequences regarding nursing. For some reason there is a lack of information. This ought to be investigated so that the quality of the information to patients´ could be better. Overprotective family should be more involved in the care.
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