Chill out, it’s good for your heart. According to FOX News,
New research finds that following an angry outburst, a person’s risk of experiencing a heart attack increases for about two hours. To find this, Harvard University researchers analyzed nine different studies. Researchers say, “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.” Researchers found that for people with low cardiovascular risk factors who had angry outbursts only once a month, the annual rate of heart attacks increased by only one heart attack per ten thousand people. However, among people who were low-risk and had five angry outbursts per day, there were 158 extra heart attacks per ten thousand people. Researchers say stress is most likely to blame for the connection between anger and heart attacks, as stress can increase heart rate and blood pressure which can lead to bigger heart problems. (Fox)
So, next time you get mad, just breath easy.