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A 28-year-old female asked:

I am a 28 year old woman who has been under a great deal of stress lately. i read stress causes heart disease. could i be at risk of having a heart attack?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Myth: The stuff about "type A personality" causing heart disease was a fake subsidized by millions of dollars of tobacco company money to divert attention from the real cause. "Stress" may be good or bad -- the good kind gets me up in the morning to be productive; it's bad only when you can't cope (i.e., trapped in a bad situation). Hoping things get better, but I'm not persuaded this ever caused a MI.
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