In March I had a heart attack. They looked and saw all my arteries had places where they were collapsed. My body even started growing new arteries around some of the problems but they were collapsed too. They also showed I had high cholesterol. I have psoriatic arthritis and one of the doctors suggested I had psoriasis in the arteries not cholesterol because 30 years ago I cut down on things that would contribute to cholesterol because that was something I did not want to get. I have heard stress can cause cholesterol. Is that true? I have been under a lot of stress for the last 20 years. The top 5 doctors at our hospital say it is to dangerous to have bypass because I could have a stroke (I had a small stroke in the hospital after some meds they gave me). I can't have stents because my arteries may collapse more or they may be too thin to get a stent in. I am on 6 medications including Nitrostat which I take when needed for angina. I take it up to 4 times a day but is that safe. The angina is much worse than it used to be. Is that because of the medications?