Work Stress May Strain Coronary Arteries
Medpage Today. October 2012
By Cole Petrochko, Associate Staff Writer, MedPage Today
Published: September 13, 2012
Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Nurse Planner
Being stressed on the job was associated with nearly a 25% increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in workers, a meta-analysis found.
Note that the association between job strain and coronary heart disease remained significant when adjusted for age, sex, and socioeconomic status.
Being stressed on the job was associated with nearly a 25% increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in workers, researchers found.
In a meta-analysis of published and unpublished European studies, job stress was significantly associated with CHD events compared with no stress in the workplace (HR 1.23, 95% CI 1.10 to 1.37), according to Mika Kivimaki, PhD, of the University College London in England, and colleagues.