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Do I need emotional support for my heart failure?

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Yes. Emotional and psychological support is an important part of your treatment and recovery. Depression and anxiety are common for people with heart disease.

Your team may include a mental health specialist, or your team may refer you to support groups or classes.

From: Heart Failure: Rehab by Stage WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: “What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?” 

Mayo Clinic: “Cardiac Rehabilitation.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?”

California Society for Cardiac Rehabilitation: “What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?”

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 05, 2017

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: “What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?” 

Mayo Clinic: “Cardiac Rehabilitation.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?”

California Society for Cardiac Rehabilitation: “What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?”

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 05, 2017

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