A 38-year-old member asked:
Can anxiety cause a silent heart attack or angina?
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Dr. Michael Fenster answered
30 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Significant stress, from any cause, whether it be extreme physical exertion, emotional distress or extreme anxiety can precipitate a myocardial infarction. This is especially true if there is a favorable substrate for such an event like pre-existing coronary artery disease or other known cardiovascular risk factors.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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