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Can anxiety cause coronary artery spasm?

I am a 37 year old female. I want to know if anxiety can cause coronary artery spasm?

6 Answers

Coronary artery spasm is a bit like migraine – there are several possible causes. The most reliable trigger is hyperventilation, which may itself be caused by anxiety but can be controlled consciously by leaving 5 seconds between breaths, with an "in - out - pause" pattern.
Yes. That is why experts tell people relax, meditate, peace in mind, and learn “mind and body connection.”
The answer is yes. In the worst case scenario, it even causes heart attack.
Yes anxiety can cause arterial spasm.