PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Having a stressful job could take a toll on your health.
A new study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found being stressed at work was linked to a 48 percent higher risk of atrial fibrillation (AF).
AF is a common heart rhythm disorder that features symptoms fatigue, feeling light headed, dizziness, and shortness of breath.
The study looked at 13,200 participants from a long-term Swedish study who were employed and had no history of the disorder or other heart problems. It found the most stressful jobs were psychologically demanding, and afforded employees little control over their work situation.
This included bus drivers, secretaries and nurses.