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Do people get some cardiovascular diseases from anxiety because their hearts beat so fast, or because their blood vessels constrict?

Risk factor. Stress can increase hormonal changes that influence cardiovascular disease. Anxiety itself is not an associated factor but it your anxiety is the result of a high stress lifestyle then it is not helping. Read more...
No proof. anxiety could worsen the course of cardiovascular disease, exacerbate an underlying cardiac problem like angina, palpitaions, arrhythmias....There is no proof that it "creates"cardiovascular disease. Definitely, it doesn't help. Read more...

Is there a less invasive procedure (imaging, i.e.) than angiogram to diagnose heart blood vessel blockage?

Yes, sort of. Stress tests, such as stress echocardiogram and nuclear stress tests can give an indication that there are blockages in the coronary arteries, If these tests are positive you would need an angiogram for a definitive diagnosis. Read more...
It depends. The answer is more complicated than you can imagine. It depends on the definition of "blockage", the presence or absence of symptoms and the reason for the test. A nuclear medicine stress test is the first test done if a physician suspects a patients symptoms are due to coronary disease but isn't 100% sure. It will usually give the answer. If the results are equivocal a CT angiogram will be done. Read more...

Is it normal to have a blood vessel burst in your arm? I do have heart problems so this worrys me. E

Not normal. It is not normal to have a blood vessel burst anywhere in your body. However, trauma can cause this and , if you are on blood thinners for your heart problems, you will be more prone for the blood vessels to bleed from minimum forms of trauma. Often times, people on medications such as aspirin, coumadin, (warfarin) Plavix and Heparin will show signs of bleeding under the skin. Read more...