They say that marriage is like a walk in the park -- the one where you walk precariously in a Jurassic Park. However, marriage isn't as bad as some people made it out to be. According to a new study, people who have tied the knot are more likely to survive a heart attack than those who are still single or who are already divorced.
Apart from having a higher chance of surviving a heart attack, married people are also more likely to leave the hospital earlier. The study was presented at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Conference in Manchester, U.K.
The Importance of a Support Group
This is most likely because of the social support that married people get during their ordeal and not the marriage per se, according to the British researchers. Patients can get the needed emotional support, not just from one's spouse but also from friends or support groups.
"What we're saying is that single and divorced patients should have appropriate support networks after going home from the hospital that could replace the sort of support you can benefit from in a marriage," said Dr. Rahul Potluri, who is one of the authors of the study and founder of the Algorithm for Comorbidities, Associations, Length of stay and Mortality (ACALM) Study Unit.
The researchers took into account British men and women who were hospitalized between January 2000 and March 2013. They found out that those who are married were 14 percent more likely to survive a heart attack by the end of the study compared to those who are single.
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