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Is it possible to stress yourself into having a heart attack?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

If you're young and healthy, no.
If you aren't known to have coronary artery disease, probably no. If you do have coronary disease, possibly. If you have advanced or unstable coronary disease, yes, for sure. That's why people of coronary prone age who wish to undertake an exercise program are advised having a stress test first.

In brief: Depends

If you're young and healthy, no.
If you aren't known to have coronary artery disease, probably no. If you do have coronary disease, possibly. If you have advanced or unstable coronary disease, yes, for sure. That's why people of coronary prone age who wish to undertake an exercise program are advised having a stress test first.
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes.

Yes, stress is one of the causes of a heart attack.

In brief: Yes.

Yes, stress is one of the causes of a heart attack.
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