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Heart Health

15 November 2010

Death of loved one may trigger elevated heart rate

Worrisome signs seemed to revert to normal within 6 months, study suggests.

Worrisome signs seemed to revert to normal within 6 months, study suggests.

"While the focus at the time of bereavement is naturally directed toward the deceased person, the health and welfare of bereaved survivors should also be of concern to medical professionals, as well as family and friends," study lead author Thomas Buckley, acting director of postgraduate studies at the University of Sydney Nursing School in Sydney, Australia, said in an American Heart Association news release.

 

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