Anger Increases Risk of Heart Attack & Stroke

A recent study published March 3, 2014 in the European Heart Journal that references studies from Harvard  Medical School (July 2013) concluded the following “There is a higher risk of cardiovascular events shortly after outbursts of anger… An angry outburst can increase the risk of developing a heart attack in the next two hours between 2.4 – 7.3 times higher than usual. The risk of developing stroke increased between 1.7 – 7.6 times.”

Read the abstract:
Outburst of anger as a trigger of acute cardiovascular events: a systemic review and meta-analysis Elizabeth Mostofsky MPh ScD, Elizabeth Anne Penner, Murray A. Mittleman

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