Stress, inflammation and cardiovascular disease.

  title={Stress, inflammation and cardiovascular disease.},
  author={Paul H. Black and Lisa D Garbutt},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  volume={52 1},
Various psychosocial factors have been implicated in the etiology and pathogenesis of certain cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, now considered to be the result of a chronic inflammatory process. In this article, we review the evidence that repeated episodes of acute psychological stress, or chronic psychologic stress, may induce a chronic inflammatory process culminating in atherosclerosis. These inflammatory events, caused by stress, may account for the approximately 40% of… CONTINUE READING
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