Emotional stress may be linked to coronary problems in women

March 13, 2014 12:12:55 PM PDT
A new study unveiled in San Francisco Thursday will show a woman's physical heart may be connected to her emotional heart.

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute say for women the strong emotion of anger may trigger smaller arterial branches to tighten, prevent oxygen flow, and cause chest pain.

This is different from men's chest pain, which is usually triggered by blockages in large arteries that show up in angiograms.

The study will be presented at the American Psychosomatic Society's meeting.

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