Mental stress 'affects heart health differently in men and women'

October 13, 2014 3:34 PM

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Researchers in the US have broadened the understanding of men's and women's varying cardiovascular and psychological reactions to mental stress.

The study looked at 56 women and 254 men diagnosed with heart disease, each of whom carried out three mentally stressful tasks followed by a treadmill exercise task. Echocardiography, blood samples, blood pressure and heart rate measurements were then examined.

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