'People with high levels of health anxiety have about a 70% increased risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD), after taking into account other known risk factors, according to research published online Nov. 3 in BMJ Open.'
Overview article: psychiatryadvisor.com/anxie...
Reference: Berge LI, Skogen JC, Sulo G, et al. Health anxiety and risk of ischaemic heart disease: a prospective cohort study linking the Hordaland Health Study (HUSK) with the Cardiovascular Diseases in Norway (CVDNOR) project. BMJ Open. 2016; doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012914
So if your CLL diagnosis or living with CLL is giving you high levels of anxiety, please seek professional help for your heart's sake!