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Stress and Heart Disease

Article from The American Institute of Stress


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According to The American Institute of Stress, "The relationship between stress, heart disease and sudden death has been recognized since antiquity. The incidence of heart attacks and sudden death have been shown to increase significantly following the acute stress of natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis and as a consequence of any severe stressor that evokes “fight or flight’ responses."

This article discusses the link between stress and heart disease.