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Lynchburg, VA
A 23-year-old female asked:

i had a massive stroke last year caused by blood clot i'm on a 325mg asprin a day. work is stressing me out could this cause another stroke.

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Stress while: Affecting the body in many ways does not cause strokes.
Dr. Daniel Elskens
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
However, stress can release neurotransmitters that can affect blood pressure that can lead to stroke
Apr 13, 2013

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