On Looney Tunes, when Bugs Bunny gets the best of Elmer Fudd, Elmer becomes so angry, he turns blood red. He gets an evil look on his face, steam emits from his head, and there is the sound of a boiling tea pot. Elmer explodes in frustration, and his scalp is literally blown off. This may be funny on cartoons, but research now concludes, that in reality, blowing your top may actually cause a heart attack.
According to The European heart journal, angry outbursts can open the door for cardiovascular issues such as angina, stroke and heart attack. The researchers looked at information from 9 studies on patients who had outbursts of anger, and also previously had heart related health issues, such as strokes, heart attacks
About two hours hours after the outbursts, the risk for angina and heart attack was raised about five times. The risk for Ischemic stroke and cardiac arrhythmia, more than tripled. Even so, the researchers concluded that having a heart attack after arguing with someone, such as an annoying neighbor was found to be minuscule.
According to Dr. Murray A. Mittleman, associate professor of medicine at Harvard and senior author of the Journal ‘s article, there must be more studies, in order to learn methods to prevent t anger from causing heart related health issues..
Most of us know someone who has a short fuse, and their anger is triggered as quickly as flipping a light switch, The least little thing said, and they blow their top like Elmer Fudd. I have observed such individuals over the years. At times, some of them were so belligerent, that I expected to see them have a heart attack or stroke right in front of me.
If your emotions are easily triggered, and you quickly become enraged, consider some form of anger management. Elmer Fudd is a cut cartoon character, who always returned to normal at the end of every scene. In reality, if you are prone to suddenly blow your top , you may want to put a lid on it. eart attacks and strokes in the real world can result in death,