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Manage Stress for Your Heart

Overview

Everyone has some stress. But stress can be bad for your heart. If you have heart disease, stress can lead to angina symptoms and maybe a heart attack.

Taking steps to manage stress can improve your health and life.

  • Try different ways to reduce stress, such as exercise, deep breathing, meditation, or yoga.
  • Try to change the situation that is causing your stress, if you can. Or maybe you can change your reaction to that situation.

No single method of managing stress works for everyone. You may need to try several methods to find one that works for you. You may need to combine a few methods to get the best results.

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Current as of: January 10, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Rakesh K. Pai MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine