It’s about heart failure
The Journal of Cardiac Failure has released a new report that reports on the negative effects of stress and anger on heart disease. In particular, we are talking about heart failure.
A study by scientists from Yale University examined the effects of stress and anger on diastolic function. Note that this function is understood as the ability of the heart to relax and replenish energy reserves between muscle contractions. In addition, it allows you to predict the probability of death.
The study found that participants who reported anger in the week before the study had the worst diastolic blood pressure at rest. Moreover, the majority of patients showed changes in diastolic function due to stress.
“We have evidence that patients who experience chronically increased stress levels experience more burdensome illness, worse quality of life, and an increased risk of adverse events, ” noted study lead author Christy Harris.