Skip to comments.Study: A Broken Heart Really Can Kill You, Study Says
Posted on 02/27/2014 6:50:55 AM PST by SeekAndFind
People who have been recently bereaved really can die of a broken heart, new research shows.
Doctors at a British medical school found the chance of suffering a heart attack or stroke doubles after a partner's death.
They believe grief results in extra physical stress, and may also make people forget or lose interest in taking their medication.
Dr Sunil Shah, senior lecturer in public health at St George's University of London, and co-author of the study, said: "We often use the term 'a broken heart' to signify the pain of losing a loved one and our study shows bereavement can have a direct effect on the health of the heart."
According to research published in the journal Jama Internal Medicine, 16 of 10,000 patients aged 60 and over suffered a heart attack or stroke within 30 days of their partner's death - twice the normal rate.
However, the risk began to fall again after the first month.
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Given it was a “BRITISH” study... I would say Zero.
“I wonder how much this brilliant insight cost us?”
I’m going to guess nothing, since this was done in England.
Nothing...unless you’re British.
Next we'll have a study that not drinking water can kill you.
Poets and songwriters have been saying this for thousands of years. Now they believe?
Depends on one’s outlook and frame of mind.
What does? Do not understand what you are trying to say.
Look for this to be a diagnosis to be overused in GB. Instead of dying from neglect, hospital sanctioned thirst or starvation or denial of life saving drugs, death panels will be able to sugarcoat horrific deaths with ‘They died from a broken heart’.
I remember when my older Brother died of a heart attack. He was 60. Fortunately my Sister and I wwere there at the time. I let my Sister tell Mother as I knew it was going to be hard.
Mother collapsed and kept saying “I can’t take this” over and over again. I am sure she was speaking to God. We took her out to the emergency room and they said her blood pressure was off the charts. They finally got her sedated.
The next day she had come to terms with it but I don’t think she ever was really happy again after that.
Pretty sure dogs are affected this way
Today is my son’s birthday. He’s been gone for 11 years. My wife and I never know what to do on this day. I think of a quote from Emerson: “Up again, old heart.” My wife and I have to say that every morning.
My heart broke when I found out that Cillian Murphy was married. Still hurting to this day.
Hey. look at the bright side... at least it didn’t kill you :)