Look out for CVD in patients with stress disorder

Previous research has mainly focused on PTSD, say researchers

People with a stress-related disorder triggered by a traumatic life event face a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, especially in the first year after their diagnosis, research shows. 


The University of Iceland-led study notes that those diagnosed with a stress disorder face a 64% higher risk of a CVD event or disease compared with an unaffected sibling in the first year. 

Stress-related disorders are severe stress reactions to significant life events or trauma, such as the death of a loved one, a life-threatening diagnosis