Countless studies prove that psychological factors can contribute to heart disease and possible heart attacks. Anxiety, anger, depression, hostility as well as social isolation can affect your heart attack risk factor.
Workplace stress and financial stress can increase your risk of a heart attack by 50% . After the 9/112001 terrorist attacks, it was found people who felt high levels of stress just after the attack were twice as likely to develop high blood pressure and had a threefold chance of developing develop heart disease over the following two years. Similar results have been observed after large earthquakes and other natural disasters.