Published in Women's Health Weekly, November 23rd, 1998
As part of the U.S. National Institute of Health's Psychophysiologic Investigation of Myocardial Ischemia (PIMI) study, the researchers gave psychological stress tests to 26 women and 158 men, average age 63, all diagnosed with heart disease. Researchers tested the effects of psychological stress on ischemic heart disease -- a condition where the heart's demand for oxygen is greater than its supply. Most people with this condition tend to suffer "silent"...
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