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People who have outbursts of anger are at greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the two hours immediately after the episode, European researchers said Tuesday.The risk of stroke tripled, to 3.6 percent, it also found.The researchers calculated that one extra heart attack per 10,000 people per year could be expected among those with low risk who are angry only once a month.Among people who were frequently angry, five episodes of anger a day would result in some 158 extra heart attacks per 10,000 people with a low cardiovascular risk per year.The tally would increase to around 657 extra heart attacks per 10,000 among those with a high cardiovascular risk.
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