Cardiology: Executive Heart Myth

Despite a small but growing body of medical evidence to the contrary, the idea persists that heart disease is one of the prices paid for occupational success. The greater the ambition and stress that is part of continued job promotion, so the "Executive Heart" myth goes, the greater the incidence of heart trouble. Last week, at a joint meeting in Boston of the American College of Physicians and London's Royal College of Physicians, Dr.Lawrence E. Hinkle Jr. of Cornell University Medical College reported the results of a five-year study that makes the...

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