12 doctors weighed in:

Can stress contribute to chf?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
10 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Stress, particularly long standing stress can cause pertubations to our hormonal axis.
This in turn has been shown to impact the inflammatory system. Elevated inflammatory mediators and other indicators of an out of balance inflammatory system are often seen in patients with congestive heart failure (chf). Anything that can reduce stress, can be seen as a positive cardiac mediator.

In brief: Yes

Stress, particularly long standing stress can cause pertubations to our hormonal axis.
This in turn has been shown to impact the inflammatory system. Elevated inflammatory mediators and other indicators of an out of balance inflammatory system are often seen in patients with congestive heart failure (chf). Anything that can reduce stress, can be seen as a positive cardiac mediator.
Dr. Michael Fenster
Dr. Michael Fenster
Thank
Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: In rate circumstance

Yes...But this is less typical ..Talk to your physician.

In brief: In rate circumstance

Yes...But this is less typical ..Talk to your physician.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Umesh Patel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors