Anger and stress increase chances of heart attack
A study presented at the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology found that people who survived a heart attack but who are easily angered or frequently stressed , are more likely to suffer another attack. The analysis was attended by scientists from the Institute of Clinical Phisiology in Italy.
The survey involved 228 participants who had already had a heart attack, 200 of them male. Accompanied over ten years, 51 were victims of another attack and 28 of these died. The study took into account other risk factors, such as heart disease, age, heredity, blood pressure and cholesterol.
It was observed that more than half of the infarct survivors, who scored high on tests to identify anger problems, suffered another attack - fatal or not. Among those who scored low, the probability of having another attack was one in four.
The results showed that people with high levels of rabies were 2.3 times more likely to have another heart attack compared to those presented low scores on the same scale. Those who reported high levels of stress had a nearly twice as likely chance of recurrence of the condition.
Sexual intercourse increases chances of heart attack in sedentary people
People who do not exercise regularly are also more at risk of suffering a when they engage in some sudden physical activity, such as running or having sex. This is what researchers at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, United States
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The research was published in the American Medical Association. The team analyzed data from 14 studies examining the link between sex and the risk of heart problems and found that people who did not exercise regularly are three times more likely to have a heart attack or sudden cardiac death when they do sudden exercise.
In the case of sex, the researchers found that these people are 2.7 times more likely to have a heart attack during sex or immediately after, compared to those who do not. These findings are not valid for sudden cardiac death.
Researchers say that the risks increase for only an hour or two during and after sudden physical activity or sexual practice.
They further stated that it is important to balance the findings with other studies, such as those showing that regular physical activity reduces the risk of heart attacks and sudden cardiac death by 30%.
The study reinforces the thesis that individuals who do not exercise regularly can not commence physical activity moderate or heavy on a sudden. The intensity of the exercises should be slow and gradual.
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