Stress may have a negative impact when recovering from a heart attack

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(NBC) – Doctors are learning more about why some younger and middle-aged woman have a tougher time recovering after a heart attack.

It appears stress may play a significant role.

Yale researchers compared data on more than 3,500 men and women under age 55 who had a heart attack.

Overall, women were more likely than men to report problems associated with chest pain and quality of life a month after suffering a heart attack.

Women were also more likely to have major stressors, like family issues, conflicts, death or major illness of a loved one or personal illnesses.

via Stress may have a negative impact when recovering from a heart attack.

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