Among other things, stress and anxiety can have a negative impact on our heart health. According to Dr Miranda Say, Clinical Neuropsychologist, many people are experiencing more stress and anxiety than usual in this current Covid-19 environment. With so many uncertainties and fears for the present and the future this isn’t surprising. Many people experienced anxiety
Lead Researchers: Prof Geoff Tofler, A/Prof Tom Buckley Increasing evidence shows that heart attacks in some instances can be triggered by external factors such as heavy physical exertion, acute emotional stress, heavy meals, and respiratory infection. For instance, Professor Tofler’s group published their findings that respiratory infection acutely increases the relative risk of heart attack
World-first research led by Heart Research Australia Chair Professor Geoffrey Tofler suggests the risk of a heart attack in early bereavement may be reduced by using commonly used preventative medications in a novel and innovative way.