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Can stress-induced chest pains lead to a heart attack at some point?

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Possibly: In the individual who is at risk and has underlying coronary artery disease.

Answered 6/3/2014

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Yes: If your stress-induced chest pains were caused by angina to begin with, that can lead to a heart attack if untreated. On the other hand, if they were caused by anxiety you should be ok. But you should be cleared by a doctor.

Answered 12/21/2017

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