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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?

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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.”
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The answer is yes. In the worst case scenario, it even causes heart attack.
Yes anxiety can cause arterial spasm.