How stress can clog your arteries

By Sarah C. P. Williams There’s a reason people say “Calm down or you’re going to have a heart attack.” Chronic stress—such as that brought on by job, money, or relationship troubles—is suspected to increase the risk of a heart attack. Now, researchers studying harried medical residents and harassed rodents have offered an explanation forContinue reading “How stress can clog your arteries”

New study shows that anger outbursts acutely raise risk of heart attack and stroke

Getting really angry might be more dangerous than you think. A new study found people who experienced severe anger outbursts were more at risk for cardiovascular events in the two hours following the outbursts compared to those who remained calm. “The relative risk was similar for people who had known pre-existing heart disease and thoseContinue reading “New study shows that anger outbursts acutely raise risk of heart attack and stroke”