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Arch Cardiovasc Dis. 2012 Jan;105(1):33-9. doi: 10.1016/j.acvd.2011.10.001. Epub 2011 Dec 8.

Cardiovascular diseases and psychosocial factors at work.

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Département santé travail, institut de veille sanitaire (InVS), 94415 St-Maurice, France.


Besides the 'classic' cardiovascular risk factors (high blood pressure, dyslipidaemia, metabolic syndrome and diabetes), the work environment is playing an increasingly significant role in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Several elements contribute to the effect of the work environment: physical factors, chemical factors, shift work and psychosocial factors. The effects of psychosocial factors on the aetiology and progression of cardiovascular disease have been confirmed by several studies. Identification of these work-related psychosocial factors must be taken into account when evaluating cardiovascular risk factors, in order to ensure better prevention.

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