Stress and Cardiovascular Disorders: A Review and Suggested Impairment Rating Methodology
Stephen L. Demeter
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Abstract

Stress can be divided into two types: physical and mental. This review focuses only on mental and/or psychological stress and two types of cardiovascular problems—coronary artery disease and hypertension—because they are the two most commonly encountered cardiovascular diseases requiring an impairment evaluation. This information can serve as a paradigm for other cardiovascular disorders.

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