Those who suffer from heart disease often lead lives with high with anxiety and depression rates. Due to the unpredictability of the disease, the patients often suffer from isolation, diminished spirituality, and hopelessness. As a result, the American College of Cardiology has suggested palliative care for these patients centered upon spirituality.
“Numerous studies have shown that spirituality can help improve quality of life for people with chronic diseases like cancer. According to a literature review published today in JACC Heart Failure, spirituality can also have a positive impact on quality of life for heart failure patients. It further concludes spirituality should be considered a potential target for palliative care interventions to improve patient-centered and clinical outcomes in these individuals.” Via Science Daily