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  Augusto E. Villa, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Diplomate American Board of Cardiovascular Diseases,
Interventional Cardiology, Endovascular Medicine,
and Internal Medicine.

600 University Boulevard, Suite 200, Jupiter, FL. 33458
Ph. (561) 627-2912 • Fax (561) 627-2207
 
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What is Stress?
 

Stress has become well known as a major factor to one"s heart health. Stress can directly cause heart conditions, such as hypertension, through repeated elevations in blood pressure and stimulation to the nervous system that increases the release of vasoconstricting hormones. Stress can also indirectly cause conditions such as obesity and smoking - which are well known to be damaging to the heart.

 
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