Risk of MI, stroke jumps following an angry episode, researchers find

The risk of heart attack increases by close to five times and the risk of stroke almost quadruples for two hours after an angry outburst, according to an analysis of nine studies published in the European Heart Journal. "If clinicians ask patients about their usual levels of anger and find that it is relatively high, they may want to consider suggesting either psychosocial or pharmacologic interventions," researcher Dr. Murray Mittleman said.

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