Link between stress and heart disease
More and more evidence suggests a relationship between the risk of cardiovascular disease and environmental and psychosocial factors. These factors include job strain, social isolation and personality traits.
Studies using psychosocial therapies to prevent second heart attacks are promising.
As part of the CBS "Early Show" HeartScore 2006 series, Dr. Emily Senay speaks about the dangers of stress, which can have a detrimental effect on your heart.
See the video. Scroll to the February 15th, 2006 entry, Stress and Heart Disease.