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Grief Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risks

 

Grief over losing loved one linked to higher heart attack risks


Your risk of heart attack may increase during the days and weeks after the death of a close loved one, according to research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.   

A study of 1,985 adult heart attack survivors showed that after a significant person's death, heart attack risks increased to 21 times higher than normal within the first day and were almost six times higher than normal within the first week.  

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