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Advanced Search. Article Navigation. Close mobile search navigation Article Navigation. Volume Article Contents. The hostile heart: anger as a trigger for acute cardiovascular events Suzanne V. Oxford Academic. Google Scholar. John A. Brahmajee K. Cite Citation. Permissions Icon Permissions. Conflict of interest: none declared. References 1. Triggering of acute myocardial infarction onset by episodes of anger.
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Issue Section:. We need to closely monitor and study these personality traits in order to do a better job at identifying high-risk patients who are more liable to future fatal and non-fatal coronary events. Interestingly, there was no longer a significant association of anger and hostility with CHD when researchers performed a subgroup analysis of the studies that controlled for behavioral covariates e.
In addition, a direct physiological pathway should be considered in future studies; this might involve autonomic nervous dysregulation, increases in inflammatory or coagulation factors such as C-reactive protein, interleukin 6 and fibrinogen, and higher cortisol levels. Future research should also focus on the interplay between negative emotions and emotion regulation strategies as a determinant of major coronary events, according to Denollet. Materials provided by American College of Cardiology. Note: Content may be edited for style and length. Science News.
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