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More than any other organ of human anatomy, the heart is symbolically charged with emotions. Introducing a foreign body into the heart, even a pacemaker, would be expected to alter, if not damage the most intimate of personal attributes, an individual's personality. Nevertheless, standard measures of emotions, administered before and after pacemaker(More)
The authors examined personality profiles and type A/B behaviour in 100 patients with active duodenal ulcer, and a mean age of 39 years, using the Bortner scale and the Plutchnik Emotional Profile Index (EPI). The authors compared them with acute coronary patients and healthy controls. The mean EPI percentages for the duodenal ulcer patients, compared with(More)
We examined the prevalence of Type A/B behavior and Emotion Profiles in 1084 employees. This report focused on the relationship between Type A behavior and eight basic emotion dimensions. Of the 1084 subjects 710 (65%) scored as Type A and 374 (34.5%) as Type B. The mean Bortner scores for all subjects were 182.8 (SD = 33.7), scores on emotional dimensions(More)
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