For men with borderline-high blood pressure, an angry disposition may worsen the problem and raise the risk of eventual heart disease, a study published Monday suggests.
Stress can lead to high blood pressure
Pre-hypertension is a risk factor for full-blown high blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is anything under 120/80 - the upper (systolic) and lower (diastolic) blood pressure readings; pre-hypertension is defined as a systolic blood pressure of 120 to 139, or a diastolic pressure of 80 to 89, Player and his colleagues explain in their report in the Annals of Family Medicine.
Stress can lead to heart risk
For both men and women, chronic stress seemed to drive up the risk of progressing to heart disease. They were 68 percent more likely to develop coronary heart disease than men and women who reported low or moderate stress levels.
Clue to stress heart attack
Stress and heart disease