A new study found that being married increases your chance of surviving heart surgery by three times (regardless of gender). Among the patients who survived the first three months, the singletons were 71% more likely to die during the next five years after surgery.
The researchers interviewed 500 patients before they went under coronary bypass surgery and analyzed the patient’s replies with survival data from the National Death Index. The benefits of being married lasted up to 5 years after surgery. The data could not explain why married people survived longer, but estimates that married patients have a more positive outlook going into surgery and have the spouses give reminders to take medicine and eat healthy.
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