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NFL coaches' drive for success can be hard on their hearts

December 09, 2019 6:30 PM
Greg Stewart, medical director of the Professional Athlete Care Team at Tulane



Gregory Stewart, MD, director of the sports medicine program at Tulane and Center for Sport co-founder, says coaches in the NFL undergo a lot of stress and stress can be a factor in heart problems. 

Stewart, who has worked with hundreds of NFL veterans as medical director of the NFL Player Care Foundation's Healthy Body and Mind Screening Program, said stress can be a factor in heart problems. Coaches may thrive from it, but that doesn't make them immune to the harm it causes.

Read the full story from the American Heart Association