Jun 9th 2018
A recent study examined the effects of job-related stress on heart function, in particular the occurrence of atrial fibrillation (A-fib), a serious condition. A heart with A-fib does not beat normally, losing the proper blood flow through the heart chambers, lowering heart efficiency and greatly increasing the chances of getting a stroke.
The study found that those, with jobs that have a lot of stressful aspects over which they have no control, were the most likely to develop A-fib.
The study looked at factors such as:
This study results were consistent with other similar studies showing job stress is related to A-fib onset.