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Heart Health

04 August 2011

Living alone after heart attack deadly

A study has shown that living alone after a heart attack is associated with a higher risk of death, and after four years the risk of death is 35% higher for people living alone.

Living alone after a heart attack is associated with a higher risk of death over the following four years, according to a study in the American Journal of Cardiology.

Patients who did not have support at home also reported a significantly lower quality of life just one year after a heart attack, researchers found.

 

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