Finally, a study where espousing the thought -- If you cared about my heart and well-being, then you wouldn’t stress me -- could be a win-win. Can anger trigger a heart attack? How about intense physical activity? Here's a closer look at heart health and heartbreak.
Each year the CDC estimates that over 700,000 Americans will have a heart attack. Known risk factors include diabetes, stress, alcohol and smoking. Many of these factors are very tangible, for example being a habitual smoker. On the other hand, stress is very abstract,
Women come to the ER complaining of chest pain as a symptom of acute heart conditions somewhat less often than men. In fact, one-fifth of younger (under 55) women have nausea, sweating, shortness of breath, and/or palpitations and not chest pain. Such women should be evaluated most carefully.