Bottled Up Anger is Deadly for Heart Patients

A new study finds that heart disease patients who suppress their anger triple their risk of having a heart attack.

Reuters reports that:

“Anger and anger suppression were related to the risk of a major adverse event, but this relationship disappeared once the researchers took factors like blood pressure and heart disease severity into account. But a significant relationship remained between suppressed anger and the risk of heart attack or death even after the researchers adjusted for these and other factors.”

For some people, finding a way to express what is angering them in a calm way may be enough; for others, professional help such as social skills training may be called for.

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