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Can stress cause a heart attack?

March 3, 2022

From the Medical News Today website

Doctors categorize stress as a risk factor for heart attacks. Acute stress combined with high blood pressure can cause a heart attack. Stress can also cause a condition called Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or broken heart syndrome. 

Stress can cause high blood pressure, which can increase a person’s risk of a heart attack. Additionally, it can lead to behaviors that increase a person’s likelihood of heart disease, such as overeating and smoking.

To prevent heart attacks, people should manage their existing health conditions and aim to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

Read more to learn about how stress contributes to heart disease, risk factors for heart attacks, prevention, and more.

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