Stress and Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Brett Heilbron, MD, FRCPC, cardiologist, discusses stress and heart disease.

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Dr. Brett Heilbron, MD, FRCPC, cardiologist, discusses stress and heart disease.
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Featuring Dr. Brett Heilbron, MD, FRCPC

Duration: 38 seconds

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.

Presenter: Dr. Brett Heilbron, Cardiologist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Cardiologist

Video Quiz ( 104 participated.)

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:


Stress can increase a persons risk for heart attack.


Anger and stress can influence a persons blood pressure and increase their risk for heart attack.


There have been no studies done that support stress and anger as a factor contributing to heart attacks.


If a person is dealing with stress, anger or depression, it is important to seek treatment to help prevent an increased risk of future cardiovascular damage.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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