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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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