The Relationship Between Stress and Cardiovascular Disease

Stress is not always a negative thing. In fact, it can be useful.
Short-term stress can give you energy to finish a project or meet a deadline. It can push you to perform better in a public speaking engagement. It can help you make a split-second decision, such as in a life threatening situation.
You can even feel stressed in happy moments, like a new marriage, a new home, or meeting new people.
But too much stress — and stress at times when you aren‘t in a threatening situation — can be dangerous to your overall well-being and your heart’s health.
Long-term (chronic) stress may be the result of ongoing worries about a job, a relationship, a health condition, or economic circumstances. It may present itself as:
No two causes of stress are the same, and no two people will have the same experience with it.