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Can a temper outburst in someone who has heart disease (plaque lining the arterial walls) be a catalyst for a plaque rupture and consequent mi?
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: It can...
Sress can release adrenaline which constricts blood vessels, increase blood pressure and enhance tendency of platelets to aggregate and cause blood clots.
Triggers such as these can cause a plaque to break and form a clot causing a heart attack. Yes, intense stress or rabid loss of temper can cause a heart attack.

In brief: It can...
Sress can release adrenaline which constricts blood vessels, increase blood pressure and enhance tendency of platelets to aggregate and cause blood clots.
Triggers such as these can cause a plaque to break and form a clot causing a heart attack. Yes, intense stress or rabid loss of temper can cause a heart attack.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Evidence also supports that Type A personality is at higher risk for cardiovascular events!
Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes, i've seen it happen.

In brief: Yes
Yes, i've seen it happen.
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