Anger can trigger cardiac problems in heart patients

02/24/2009 | Reuters

A study found anger and strong emotions may trigger arrhythmias that could lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death in patients with heart disease and implanted cardiac defibrillators. The researchers found people with the highest anger-induced electrical instability, as measured by a T-Wave Alternans test, were 10 times more likely to have an arrhythmia during the follow-up period.

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