In response to the study, Senior Cardiac Nurse, Doireann Maddock of the British Heart Foundation said in 2014: “Learning how to relax can help you move on from high-pressure situations. Many people find that physical activity can help let off steam. Talk to your GP if you’re worried about stress.”
An early study also showed that being an angry person overall – known as having “trait anger” – puts you at higher risk of a heart “fatal coronary heart disease”.
People with trait anger “have rage and fury more often, more intensely, and with longer-lasting episodes”, it explained.
The study stated that this “long-term exposure” to anger and its physical consequences might make people with trait anger “particularly susceptible to CHD”.