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Save Your Heart with Marriage, Says Study

Update Date: Oct 31, 2015 01:17 PM EDT

A new study states that people that are single have greater risk of dying followed by a heart surgery. The study that has so far studied 3.5 Million American adults reveals that the married people had much lower likelihood of dying from a cardiovascular disease than those who are single, divorced or widowed. Dr. Carlos Alviar, the lead author of the study at Lagone Medical Center in University of New York told Associated Press that, "Our survey results clearly show that when it comes to cardiovascular disease, marital status really does matter". According to Dr. Alviar, this is by far the largest study to form a link between heart health and marriage, reported Nature World Report.

Journal published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Surgery by the researchers at Perelman School Medicine, University of Pennsylvania revealed that the divorced, single, widowed or separated patients had 40% risk of dying from a heart condition or new disability within the first two years of heart surgery than the ones that are married. Dr. Rachel Werner, co-author and an associate professor of Medicine at the Pennsylvania University said, "People who are not married have higher mortality, or risk of death, after surgery", as per WKBW.

The researchers gathered data from 1500 men and women that enrolled at the University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study, going on since 1998, to come to the recent solutions. The participants were made to answer questions about their disabilities, health and family structure. The researchers at the Michigan University studied each patient and how they did post-surgery. After they were asked to reveal their marital status if they were married, single, widowed or divorced. The patients that were studied, 65% were married, 2% single or never married, 12% separated or divorced and 21% widowed. The studies show that marital status was associated to a great length with the risk of death or diability after two years of heart surgery, as per Nature World Report.

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