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Emotional Stress Linked to Heart Problems in Women

(3/17/2014)

Emotional Stress Linked to Women’s Heart Problems
Psych Central
March 14, 2014

Researchers have found that emotional stressors may cause changes in the nervous system that controls heart rate and trigger a type of coronary artery dysfunction that occurs more frequently in women than men. In men with coronary artery disease, the large arteries feeding the heart tend to become clogged by plaque, and these blockages are evident on coronary angiograms. Women, however, may have chest pain related to the heart being starved for oxygen but have no evidence of arterial obstruction.

For the full article, click here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/03/14/emotional-stress-linked-to-womens-heart-problems/67089.html


Keywords: emotional, stress, stressors, women, heart, problems, cardiovascular, coronary, artery



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