Does anger causes Heart Disease?
The most promising research on this question is currently being conducted at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Cardiology. To date, the study that men who have problems managing anger are more likely to have heart attacks or strokes.
However, the co-morbidity factor is not strong enough to claim that anger causes heart attacks.
Anger is another stressful emotion that has been linked to cardiovascular complications. Anger is much apt to be lethal when it is suppressed. Stress is of course, difficult to define. That some people are hot reactors means that they just get mad easily. But others are cool on the outside, but inside they have sadness, frustration, isolation, and these are the type of people that have more incidence of CAD. The CAD in middle-aged men who are under significant stress, are much more likely to have heart attacks, as well as strokes. The contemporary stress is more apt to come from the chronic mental rather than acute physical stress. Depressed individuals, of course are more likely to suffer from CAD also. It recently was found that the periods of stress increase the level of the Homocysteine and Cortical, which is known to be a significant risk factor for heart disease.