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Stress can cause heart attacks. Could tackling workplace bullying save lives?

Stress can cause heart attacks. Could tackling workplace bullying save lives?

The sad passing of Kimberley Kitching and Shane Warne (both 52) from suspected cardiac conditions has put a spotlight on the causes of heart disease. In recent days, attention has turned to the issue of psychological stress in the context of allegations of workplace bullying as a potential contributor to Ms Kitching’s physical health before her death. Ms Kitching’s ALP colleagues have strongly denied bullying claims. But we are learning more and more about how mental stress can endanger our hearts. Heart disease is more common in those who experience extreme stress Psychological factors are under-recognised risk factors for heart attack when compared to more established ones like...