Dear Billsorry to hear about your multiple heart conditions. Anxiety is NOT good for you : it can antagonize your weakened heart.
Sorry that your Cleveland Clinic doctors and staff are not more helpful. They usually have a good reputation but under these trying times are not living up to them.my heart postop surgery issues were not same as yours BUT your anxiety i can relate too.yes education can be helpful but i think too much knowledge can cause more worries!!!the other tips (especially getting good meds) are helpful. Several techniques also helped me
1. Avoid stress ( i did not listen to negative news stories on tv. Even hurricanes tornado news)2. dont let family members add to your stress. No arguments ( important or silly )3 if you are able, do some sort of Good deed for others. ( donations, food , i knit scarfs)4. Pray for yourself and other sick people5 Ask people to help you. Font be shy about it. When you are well, you can help others ( play it forward)Sorry to be so long winded. Your Justifiable anxiety struck a few heartbeats with me.