Living With Heart Disease

Anyone who has a heart attack—or anyone diagnosed with heart disease—will get plenty of advice from their doctor about exercising and eating right. But doctors don’t always address the stress heart patients are feeling, and how it can lead them to make unhealthy choices. Heart disease can be scary. Unless it’s managed, it can get worse over time. Heart attack survivors feel traumatized, depressed, and afraid. And research has shown that stress and depression affect a person’s ability to recover from cardiac events. Those who are under more stress take longer to recover, and have worse health outcomes. How can heart patients break free from the depression and anxiety? Assess your stress and mood living with heart disease.

AbleTo helps cardiac patients feel better and recover more quickly by directly addressing the stress and depression that come with heart disease. Participants are able to process their feelings of anxiety or panic, and safely evaluate how a cardiac diagnosis has impacted their life. We help patients identify the negative thoughts that may be slowing down their recovery and teach new skills to manage and reduce worry and stress, feel purposeful and communicate more effectively with doctors and family members. Graduates learn to recognize and overcome symptoms of depression, and leave feeling more in control of their lives and optimistic about the future.

Is your heart condition causing undue stress and depression? Take our screener to find out if AbleTo can help.

AbleTo’s life-changing program is


Fits to your schedule and health needs.


Sessions are always private and confidential.


We are a covered benefit of your health plan.


Connect anytime, anywhere via phone or video chat.


All therapists and coaches are licensed and accredited.


Studies show AbleTo graduates enjoy better health.

Covered by major health plans

Many of the nation’s largest employers and health plans have partnered with AbleTo, and often there is no out-of-pocket cost to the participant. Why? Because our programs work. AbleTo has helped thousands of people with health issues and stress gain better control of their health and their life.


Learn to live better.

Program graduates feel more relaxed and optimistic about the future, making it easier to keep medical conditions in control.

Want to learn more? Hear from AbleTo graduates or read through our frequently asked questions.

“AbleTo taught me to ask others for support and be proactive versus reactive. Just to have someone understand what it was like to live with chronic pain was a big help.”

Costco Employee, Cardiac, Age 52

“I am more in control of responses and moods with the methods and education. I see the benefit of daily tracking of my BGLs and will continue to do so in the future.”

Mars Employee, Diabetes, Age 63