Temper link to heart attack established.
LONDON: Scientists have confirmed that the risk of a heart attack is over nine times higher in the two hours following a burst of extreme anger.
In a study by the University of Sydney, anger was qualified as 5 and above on a 1-7 scale, referring to a state from "very angry, body tense, clenching fists or teeth, ready to burst", up to "enraged, out of control, throwing objects". Anger below this level was not associated with increased risk.
"Our findings confirm that episodes of extreme anger can act as a trigger for a heart attack. The data shows that the higher risk of a heart attack isn't necessarily just while you're angry — it lasts for two hours after the outburst. The data revealed that episodes of anxiety can also make you more likely to have heart attack," said lead author Dr Thomas Buckley from the Sydney Nursing School more