Stress and Heart Disease Center

The connection between stress and heart disease is not clear. Stress itself may be a risk factor, or high levels of stress may make risk factors for heart disease worse. The warning signs of stress can be physical, mental, emotional, or behavioral. Reducing stressors in an individuals life not only can lead to a more productive life, but may also decrease the risk for heart disease and causes of heart disease. Read more: Stress and Heart Disease Article

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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/24/2008

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