Acceptance of heart failure improves patients’ quality of life

January 16, 2015 6:09 PM

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(Reuters Health) - People who learn they have heart failure often feel emotionally devastated, but new research suggests that accepting the reality of the disease can make life easier.

Researchers in Poland found that people who were able to adapt to their illness reported much more energy, less pain, a brighter outlook and better sleep than those who couldn’t accept their illness. They were also less isolated and more active.

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