Making healthy changes to your lifestyle can help prevent and manage heart disease. Some factors that can affect heart health include depression, chronic stress, excess weight, physical inactivity, trouble sleeping, smoking, or substance use.
Stanford’s Cardiac Behavioral Medicine Program offers expert care and counseling with licensed behavioral psychologists. With specialized expertise, they help people manage psychosocial and lifestyle risk factors for heart disease. They work with cardiologists, nutritionists, psychiatrists, and other specialists to help you protect your heart by making healthier choices.
Our skilled providers use treatments including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), biofeedback (therapy that helps people learn to control involuntary bodily actions, such as heart rate), and other mindfulness-based techniques to help prevent and cope with heart disease.