A 28-year-old female asked:
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can chronic stress and anxiety raise blood pressure enough to cause an enlarged heart?

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably not: So your cardiologist shoukd look into other reasons
Answered on Jul 30, 2017

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