Married heart patients more likely than singles to survive

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People with heart disease have better long-term survival odds when they are married, a recent US study suggests.

Compared to divorced, widowed and never-married peers, who were up to 71 per cent more likely to die during a follow-up of several years, married patients also had fewer heart risk factors like high blood pressure and were more likely to be on heart medications.

“We measured biomarkers including cholesterol, high blood pressure and presence of diabetes. True, unmarried patients are dying more because they have these conditions. But just the marital status...


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Married heart patients more likely than singles to survive


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