Dr. Brett Heilbron, MD, FRCPC, cardiologist, discusses stress and heart disease.
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A recent study looked at the impact of stress on the development of heart disease.
And it was clearly shown to be a major factor for the development of heart attack. In addition, there have been some studies looking at anger and depression scores, and both of these actually predict worse outcomes in individuals who have had a heart attack.
Because anger and stress can make blood pressure worse, I think it's important for individuals to be aware of these issues and to follow up with their healthcare provider to deal with them because there are treatments that can be very effective in dealing with anger, stress, and depression.
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