Women with Stressful Jobs at Increased Risk for Heart Attack

Posted on February 19, 2016 by Disability Help Group

New research shows that women with stressful jobs are at an increased risk for heart attack. A heart attack can lead to the need for long-term disability benefits, particularly if the sufferer is unable to work after suffering the cardiovascular event.

When women are under work-related stress with little ability to control their schedules, the risk for heart attack or coronary bypass surgery is elevated. Additionally, those who are concerned about job loss are at an increased risk for developing a cardiovascular problem, such as high blood pressure.

This study was recently presented at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting in Chicago. It is one of the first to specifically examine how a woman’s health can be affected by her level of stress at work.

With today’s workforce being made up of almost 50% of women, it is a serious concern. Especially since when the study first examined the women, there had been no signs of cardiovascular disease.

After a 10-year follow-up on the women, it was found that those with high stress levels related to work were twice as likely to suffer a heart attack and were 43% more likely to require coronary bypass surgery.

If you have been diagnosed with a severe mental or physical condition that has disabled you and is preventing you from working, a long-term disability representative can help you determine if you may qualify to receive long-term disability benefits.

Disability Help Group represent over 5000 disability claimants. Our long-term disability representatives have experience with cross examining medical and vocational experts and take time when speaking with you about your case. Contact us today at 1-(800)-800-3332 for a FREE consultation.