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11 Signs You Might Be Headed For a Heart Attack

Reader's Digest Logo By Claire Nowak of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 11: Tend to morph into the Hulk when you’re upset? Those fiery emotions can drastically increase your risk for a heart attack. Researchers at the University of Australia questioned 313 patients who had suffered suspected heart attacks about their anger levels before the onset of symptoms. They found that patients were 8.5 times more likely to have a heart attack in the two hours following an intense outburst of anger, defined as 'very angry, body tense, clenching fists or teeth.' The more often you’re angry, the higher your chances for a heart attack.

You get angry over the littlest things

Tend to morph into the Hulk when you’re upset? Those fiery emotions can drastically increase your risk for a heart attack. Researchers at the University of Australia questioned 313 patients who had suffered suspected heart attacks about their anger levels before the onset of symptoms. They found that patients were 8.5 times more likely to have a heart attack in the two hours following an intense outburst of anger, defined as 'very angry, body tense, clenching fists or teeth.' The more often you’re angry, the higher your chances for a heart attack.

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