Are heart diseases or heart attacks sometimes caused by merely anxiety?

Is possible. High levels of anxiety or stress that go untreated can put one at a greater risk of heart disease or heart attacks.

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It's said that anxiety can develop heart diseases. In both the anxiety and exercise, heart beats go up but why can anxiety cause disease?

Not so sure. the interaction between stress, anxiety, and heart disease has never been entirely certain. I'm sure on some level anxiety and stress can cause deviations in healthy lifestyles, and perhaps in this way heart disease can be fueled or triggered. . Read more...
Primarily associated. with chronic anger/hostility along with life changes, both bad (& less so) good ones. Anxiety/fear associations have not held up. Primary documented physiologic drivers are lipoproteins (not cholesterol), blood sugar >low normal, chronic resting systolic BPs >120, smoking & other less freq issues. Ds progresses over decades & ?ed pulse pressure (exercise & anger) ?es incidence of plaque ruptures. Read more...

Can congenital heart disease and impending heart attacks cause excessive sweating, esp. On the forehead?

Adrenaline. Anytime the heart is not functioning normally, the body can react by having excessive responses from the nervous and endocrine systems. As a result, faster heart rates, changes in blood pressure and sweating can occur, common to the classic fight-or-flight response. Excessive sweating for no apparent reason can be a red flag to warn about a heart attack even before any chest pain. Read more...