Stress and your heart

Coronary heart disease - stress; Coronary artery disease - stress

Stress is the way your mind and body react to a threat or a challenge. Simple things, like a crying child, can cause stress. You also feel stress when you're in danger, like during a robbery or car crash. Even positive things, like getting married, can be stressful.

Stress is a fact of life. But when it adds up, it can affect your mental and physical health. Too much stress can also be bad for your heart.

Your Body and Stress

Stress and Heart Disease

Harmful Kinds of Stress for Your Heart

When you Have Heart Disease

What you can do

When to Call the Doctor