Stress and cardiovascular disease

@article{Steptoe2012StressAC,
  title={Stress and cardiovascular disease},
  author={Andrew Steptoe and Mika Kivim{\"a}ki},
  journal={Nature Reviews Cardiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={9},
  pages={360-370}
}
The physiological reaction to psychological stress, involving the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenocortical and sympatho–adrenomedullary axes, is well characterized, but its link to cardiovascular disease risk is not well understood. Epidemiological data show that chronic stress predicts the occurrence of coronary heart disease (CHD). Employees who experience work-related stress and individuals who are socially isolated or lonely have an increased risk of a first CHD event. In addition, short-term… 
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