A Toolbox for Coping with Anxiety amid Heart Failure

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Whether it is the holiday season, a busy work schedule, or the ravages of capitalist patriarchy, we all experience some level of anxiety. Heart patients often need to be extra mindful of anxiety. This toolbox from Heart Health Content Expert Maggie Teliska offers different coping tools from the perspective of a heart failure patient. These tools can also be valuable for anyone dealing with anxiety.

“For months I felt everything in my body, thinking it was another heart attack. My mind was racing, and it caused more anxiety than I needed. I had to learn to cope and to cope; I had to have tools.”