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Heart Health

30 June 2009

Anxiety, depression up angina risk

Michael Jackson’s death and rumours of Joost van der Westhuizen's heart troubles highlighted the effect anxiety and depression can have on the heart, as is shown in a new study.

Michael Jackson’s death and rumours of Joost van der Westhuizen suffering from heart troubles have highlighted the effect anxiety and depression can have on the heart, as is shown in a new study.

Angina is chest pain that typically occurs in response to activity or stress, which may feel like tightness, heavy pressure, squeezing or crushing pain, which usually begins slowly and worsens over the next few minutes before going away. It may quickly go away with medication or rest, but may happen again with additional activity or stress.


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