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Augustmoon, April 26,  2021  1:03pm EST

Heart failure and anxiety or panic attacks

Does anyone suffer from panic attacks or anxiety? If so what do you do to manage them?

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  • AHAModerator
    AHAModerator, April 26,  2021  4:23pm EST


    Thank you for sharing your experience with the community. I can imagine this must be very difficult and I am sorry you are experiencing anxiety and panic attacks. Unfortunately, I am not a medical professional, and seeking the advice of your cardiologist is always the best option when trying to find answers to these types of questions.

    In the meantime, here are some resources I can share with you from the AHA website on Mental Health and Wellbeing and Anxiety. Please let us know what your doctor says and keep us updated on how you are feeling.

    Best wishes,

    AHA Moderator

  • Becky4242
    Becky4242, April 26,  2021  11:12pm EST

    Have you noticed that the anxiety or panic is triggered by specific things/ thoughts? Do you experience shortness of breath associated with the anxiety? When were you diagnosed? Sorry for all the questions but just trying to get a feel for your specific situation. 


  • JamesPL
    JamesPL, April 29,  2021  7:27pm EST

    Don't know about panic attacks but sometimes when I'm feeling anxious, I've taken brisk walks or even a long bike ride. Exercise has always calmed me and helped me relax.


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