Effective anxiety treatment prior to diagnostic cardiac catheterization.

  title={Effective anxiety treatment prior to diagnostic cardiac catheterization.},
  author={Ruth G McCaffrey and Natalie Taylor},
  journal={Holistic nursing practice},
  volume={19 2},
Music therapy, massage, guided imagery, therapeutic touch, and stress management instruction have been used successfully to decrease patient anxiety prior to diagnostic cardiac catheterization, providing better patient outcomes. The anxiety experienced among patients may have various causes, including not feeling cared about as an individual, too much… CONTINUE READING