Appointments

866.320.4573

Request an Appointment

Questions

800.223.2273

Contact us with Questions

Expand Content

Stress Emotions&Relaxation

Stress and anger are a part of life. However, the body's reaction to uncontrolled stress and anger is a risk factor for heart disease. When the body senses danger, it releases epinephrine, a hormone that makes the heart beat faster and the body ready for action. People who are stressed all the time, also secrete a hormone called cortisol. This hormone raises blood pressure and causes the body to retain fluids. Together, these circulating hormones place more stress on your heart.

Behavior Change Resources

Relaxation, healing and guided imagery books, audio, websites and other materials.

Depression & Heart Disease

Learn about when temporary feelings of sadness are normal or when treatment is necessary to help you cope and recover.

Stress & Heart Disease

The key to managing stress in your life is to understand the causes of your stress and, then learn how to manage it.

Guided Imagery & Heart Surgery

See how guided imagery can help people overcome stress, anger, pain, depression, insomnia and other problems often associated with illnesses and medical/surgical procedures.

Guided Imagery Audio Login Page

Login to access the guided imagery audio tracks.

Mind Body Exercises

Learn how mind-body exercises provide a powerful way for you to actively participate in your own health care, minimize pain and insomnia and promote recovery.



Resources

Learn more about stress and how to control it from the above topics. For more information about techniques to manage stress, contact the resources below.

*A new browser window will open with this link.
The inclusion of links to other websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on those websites nor any association with their operators.

Reviewed: 12/13

Talk to a Nurse: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (ET)

Call a Heart & Vascular Nurse locally 216.445.9288 or toll-free 866.289.6911.

Schedule an Appointment

Toll-free 800.659.7822

This information is provided by Cleveland Clinic and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition.

© Copyright 2015 Cleveland Clinic. All rights reserved.

HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Read the Latest from Our Experts About » cctopics » Heart & Vascular Health
The Amazing Health Benefits of Red Peppers (Infographic)
2/27/15 3:00 p.m.
Red peppers contain 30 different antioxidants, one of the reasons they are so nutritionally dense. Enjoy their distinct flavor roasted or fresh — and up your intake o...
by Heart & Vascular Team
Why Sex Is Good for Your Health, Especially Your Heart
2/27/15 2:30 p.m.
Sex offers more than a feeling of intimacy or pleasure — it also offers incredible health benefits. Besid...
Does a Drink a Day Help You Prevent Heart Failure?
2/26/15 7:00 a.m.
It’s not the first time we have heard that drinking a little alcohol may have health benefits. But a recent stu...
The Future is Here: Robot-Assisted Heart Surgery (Video)
2/25/15 7:00 a.m.
Surgery to repair your mitral valve, one of the heart’s four valves that keeps blood pumping efficiently, is hi...
Recipe: Salmon and Warm Cannellini Bean Salad (Video)
2/24/15 3:45 p.m.
This Italian-inspired salad is a quick workday meal for the entire family. Packed with fiber, potassium, and yo...