Effects of hostility on platelet reactivity to psychological stress in coronary heart disease patients and in healthy controls.

@article{Markovitz1996EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of hostility on platelet reactivity to psychological stress in coronary heart disease patients and in healthy controls.},
  author={Jerome H Markovitz and Karen A. Matthews and J{\'o}zsef Kiss and Thomas C Smitherman},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={143-9}
}
Previous studies have demonstrated a potential relationship between psychological stress and platelet activation, which may serve as a link between stress and myocardial infarction (MI). However, the possibility that personality traits associated with coronary heart disease may affect platelet activation has not been adequately investigated. The effect of a laboratory stressor (Type A Structured Interview (SI) and speech task) on platelet activation was assessed in 14 stable post-MI patients… CONTINUE READING
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