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The Distressed Personality and Heart Disease

People with type D personalities seem to have more highly activated immune systems and more inflammation, which could mean more damage to blood vessels in the heart and throughout the body   Harvard Health Publishing March, 2014 Type “D” for distressed A newly coined personality type could signal a higher risk for heart disease. Do you sweat the small stuff, see the glass as half empty, have trouble making friends, and keep your feelings bottled up inside? That combination could… Keep Reading

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Anger, Heart Attack and Strokes

Although the risk of experiencing an acute cardiovascular event with any single outburst of anger is relatively low, the risk can accumulate for people with frequent episodes of anger. Harvard School of Public Health March, 2014 Angry outbursts appear to boost heart attack, stroke risk People who have angry outbursts appear to be at increased risk of heart attack or stroke, especially within the first two hours of an outburst, according to a study by Harvard School of Public Health… Keep Reading

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Intense Anger Increases Risk of Heart Attacks

Researchers found that in the 2 hours after a period of intense anger, the risk of heart attack may increase by 8.5 times. Medical News Today –February 25, 2017 –Honor Whiteman Angry outbursts may raise the risk of heart attack You have probably seen it in a number of films or TV shows: a character has an angry outburst before clutching their chest and falling to the ground – they are having a heart attack. But a new study shows… Keep Reading

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