Risk Factors - Stress
Whether being under stress or working in a stress environment will directly
cause a heart attack is uncertain. Nevertheless, some studies show that
people with the so-called “type A” personality characterized
by the need to excel, impatience, bossiness, time pressures, eating quickly
and job uncertainty coupled with a “workaholic” nature is
associated with almost a doubling of risk of coronary artery disease.
If you fit this description, discuss various means of stress management
with your physician.
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