Corelation between Recent Lifechanges and Ischaemic Heart Disease

Raveesh B N,a Asha Shashidharab b


Stress in life is concerned with situational encounters and the meaning that a person may attach to such events. Work-related stress is the most widely studied chronic life stress. Even though a relationship between acute stress, personality and character traits, social support and the development of cardiac disease have been widely studied, the co relation between recent life events and cardiac diseases are predominantly anecdotal or case studies. Because many observational studies have reported psychological prodromata in the months preceding development of acute myocardial infarction, interest has been focused on the potential pathogenicity of ‘subacute’ (accumulation of stressful life events over a duration of months) life stress.

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