Sudden outbursts of rage may raise your risk of heart attack

The Determinants of Myocardial Infarction Onset Study in nearly 4000 participants who had been hospitalised showed the incidence of AMI doubled in the two hours after self-reported outbursts of anger, compared with other times.

The risk of AMI increased dose-dependently with anger intensity within two hours of the event, whereby the risk was 68% higher after feeling “moderately angry, so hassled it shows in your voice” and twice as high after feeling “very angry, body tense, clenching fists or teeth”.

The risk was almost three