Stress and the cardiovascular system

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What can acute chronic stress cause
Hypertension, CHD caused by artherosclerosis, strokes
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What does stress do?
Stress stimulates the SNS pathway in the autonomic nervous system, causing constriction of blood vessels and incr hearth rate. This wares away arterials walls leaving arothemas, thebuild up causes atherosclerosis = CHD
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Who did astudy into acute stressors?
Williams et al
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What did Williams et al do?
13000 people completed a 1-10 anger scale with questions such as 'are you hot headed', at the beggining of the study none of the PPs suffered from heart conditions
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What did he find?
6 years later - medical check up exposed 256 = heart attacks. Those with higher scores were 2.5 times more likely to suffer from heart condition, and 35% more likely with 'moderate anger'
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Who studied work related stress?
Russek studied heart disease in medical professions, he found that the high stress group (e.g. GP) 11.9% had heart disease compared - low stress group (dermatologists) 3.2% had heart disease
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