Burnout syndrome linked to cardiac disease: Study

The burnout syndrome, which makes people feel excessively tired, devoid of energy, demoralized, and irritable; may lead to the onset of a potentially deadly heart rhythm disturbance. This finding appeared in a large study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. "Vital exhaustion, commonly referred to as burnout syndrome, is typically caused by prolonged and profound stress at work or home," said study author Dr. Parveen K. Garg of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.