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Publications [#271027] of James A. Blumenthal

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  1. Dembroski, TM; MacDougall, JM; Williams, RB; Haney, TL; Blumenthal, JA (1985). Components of Type A, hostility, and anger-in: relationship to angiographic findings.. Psychosomatic Medicine, 47(3), 219-233. [4001281]
    (last updated on 2019/07/23)

    Previous research has linked the Type A coronary-prone behavior pattern to angiographically documented severity of coronary atherosclerosis (CAD). The present study sought through component scoring of the Type A Structured Interview (SI) to determine what elements of the multidimensional Type A pattern are related to coronary disease severity in a selected group of patients with minimal or severe CAD. Multivariate analyses controlling for the major risk factors showed no relationship between global Type A and extent of disease. Of all attributes measured, only Potential for Hostility and Anger-In were significantly and positively associated with the disease severity, including angina symptoms and number of myocardial infarctions. Further analysis revealed that Potential for Hostility and Anger-In were interactive in their association, such that Potential for Hostility was associated with disease endpoints only for patients who were high on the Anger-In dimension. These findings support previous research in suggesting that anger and hostility may be the critical aspects of the Type A pattern in predisposing individuals to risk of CAD.

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