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Understanding their emotions

It’s common for someone to feel depressed or anxious after learning that they have a chronic disease such as heart failure. For most people, these feelings get better and fade as they learn that the condition can be managed. For others, however, these negative feelings may continue or even get worse over time. It’s important to take some positive steps to help your partner or relative manage these feelings.

Click on the links below to find out more about recognising depression and anxiety in your partner or relative and suggestions of how you could help.

Recognising depression and anxiety
How you can help

AN ANIMATED JOURNEY THROUGH HEART FAILURE

A series of 9 simple, captivating animations explaining heart failure and its treatment.

These narrated animations explain how a healthy heart works, what happens to it in heart failure and how various treatments work to improve your health.

USEFUL TOOLS

Click to print these tools to help you monitor your heart failure

PATIENT AND CAREGIVERS VIDEOS

In this section you can watch, listen or read interviews with other people with heart failure and their caregivers.

VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE

and share your own views and experiences with other patients, families and caregivers.

heartfailurematers.org is a European Society of Cardiology website

The heartfailurematters.org website was developed under the direction of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The ESC is a world leader in the discovery and dissemination of best practices in cardiovascular medicine. Our members and decision-makers are healthcare professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to represent professionals in the field of cardiology in Europe and beyond.

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