Can Stress Cause High Blood Pressure? | Stress and High Blood Pressure | MFine

The American Heart Association issued a paper that answers these questions. The researchers reviewed numerous studies that examined blood pressure and stress. The results revealed that acute (short-term) stress does indeed lead to short-term rises in blood pressure: Acute mental stress can transiently increase blood pressure and pulse rate by increasing cardiac output and constricting peripheral arterioles.
The news was not as good for those individuals suffering from stress-induced hypertension (chronic high blood pressure).