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Can anxiety causes heart attack..?

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Asked by jafar, 28 Feb '13 03:46 pm
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It may be one of the causes but anxiety causes depression and some other mental-related problems
Answered by Annes, 28 Feb '13 11:56 pm

 
  
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Consult doctor immediately
Answered by arun mishra, 28 Feb '13 03:47 pm

 
  
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Anxiety causes heart attack like symptoms
Answered by tanuja, 28 Feb '13 07:06 pm

 
  
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Anxiety also appears to be a risk factor for heart attacks. According to a recent study of 735 older, healthy men, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, those with the highest levels of anxiety were at greater risk for a heart attack over 12 years than men with less anxiety. In addition, the more severe the anxiety, the higher the risk of a heart attack.

The relationship between anxiety and heart attacks held even after controlling for other heart attack risk factors -- such as age, body weight, LDL cholesterol levels, and systolic blood pressure -- and after taking into account other negative emotions like depression and anger. In fact, anxiety was a better predictor of heart attacks than depression, anger, hostility, and type A behavior.

Anxious people experience chronic stress, which activates the autonomic nervous system and may increase inflammation and blood clotting, all of which can contribute to heart attacks. Anxiety may also impair regulation ...more
Answered by Rocking Raaj, 28 Feb '13 03:55 pm

 
  
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Yes.
Answered by selvaraj manickam, 28 Feb '13 03:49 pm

 
  
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It is one of the risk factors.
Answered by Smriti, 01 Mar '13 08:59 am

 
  
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Over-anxiety leads to some frustrations, of course...!
Answered by Dil Se, 28 Feb '13 08:15 pm

 
  
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Yes
Answered by Quest, 28 Feb '13 05:24 pm

 
  
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