Attitude, Pain

Anger Multiplies Heart Attack Risk By Five

Forget “Don’t get aimagesngry, get even.” Try “Don’t get angry and spare yourself a heart attack.” The New York Times reports on research conducted at Harvard Medical School suggesting that in the two hours after an outburst of anger, the risk of angina and heart attack increases by nearly five times, while the risk of ischemic stroke and cardiac arrhythmia increases by more than three times. The researchers got there by combining data from nine studies of anger outbursts among patients who had had heart attacks, strokes and related problems. Read more in the New York Times.

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