Harvard Women's Health Watch

Job stress? It could strain your heart

Too much on-the-job stress could put women at increased risk for a heart attack or stroke, according to a new study from researchers at Harvard Medical School. The authors say stressful jobs might contribute to heart problems by leading women into unhealthy behaviors such as smoking, or by contributing to physiological changes, including depression or high blood pressure.
To continue reading this article, you must login.
  • Research health conditions
  • Check your symptoms
  • Prepare for a doctor's visit or test
  • Find the best treatments and procedures for you
  • Explore options for better nutrition and exercise
Learn more about the many benefits and features of joining Harvard Health Online »