Situational determinants of cardiovascular and emotional reactivity in high and low hostile men.

@article{Suarez1989SituationalDO,
  title={Situational determinants of cardiovascular and emotional reactivity in high and low hostile men.},
  author={Edward C. Suarez and Redford B. Williams},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={404-18}
}
Various epidemiologic studies have found that high scores on the Cook and Medley Hostility (Ho) scale are associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), severity of atherosclerosis, and all-cause mortality. One plausible biological mechanism suspected of contributing to increased risk of CHD is sympathetic nervous system-mediated hyperresponsivity to environmental stressors. The present study evaluated cardiovascular reactivity among young men with high versus low Ho scores… CONTINUE READING