"Lower Stress, Stay Optimistic, And Avoid Heart Attacks"
Having an optimistic mindset is linked to a lower risk of cardiac events and all-cause mortality, according to research from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women in the United States, but according to the American Heart Association, it is preventable 80 percent of the time. “I have noticed an increased number of women coming in with stress-related heart problems and some cases have been so extreme, patients have quit their jobs in order to survive,” said Icilma Fergus, MD, associate professor of medicine and cardiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “It’s critical to detect and diagnose heart disease early on to prevent a possible heart attack or stroke,” said Mary Ann McLaughlin, MD, director of cardiovascular health and wellness at Mount Sinai Heart.
— Icilma V. Fergus, MD, Associate Professor, Medicine, Cardiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, Cardiovascular Disparities, Mount Sinai Health System
— Mary A. McLaughlin, MD, Director, Cardiovascular Health and Wellness, Mount Sinai Heart, Co-Director, Women’s Cardiac Assessment and Risk Evaluation Program, Mount Sinai Health System, Associate Professor, Medicine, Cardiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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