A 52-year-old member asked:
might it be possible that a a lot of anxiety and stress cause a heart attack in a person with a healthy heart?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Not directly: Anxiety and stress can cause arrhythmias, including serious ones that may be life threatening, but those are not technically a heart attack. Psychosocial stresses often are associated with poor lifestyle habits (diet, weight, lack of exercise, cigarette use) that may contribute to heart attack risks.
Answered on Feb 21, 2014
Dr. Mark Rasak answered
32 years experience Cardiology
Rare: Pts with an acute or traumatic life altering event has been known to cause chest pain ekg changes and a wall motion abnormality in the front of the heart on echo . The cardiac enzymes will rise as well . When a heart cath is done no blockage is found . This has been dubbed " broken heart syndrome " . Presumeable cause is from the catacholamines ie adrenaline rush that affects the heart
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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