Marriage Improves Chance of Recovering from Heart Surgery!

Marriage Improves Chance of Recovering from Heart Surgery!
Tue 13-03-2012

According to Times Leader, married people who have heart surgery have more than 3 times the chance to survive the next 3 months than single people.

Times Leader reported that this fact is based on a new study by the Journal of Health and Social Behaviour.

"That’s a dramatic difference in survival rates," said Ellen Idler, Emory University sociologist and lead author of the study.


"Marriage boosted survival whether the patient was a man or a woman."

"Patients who survived more than 3 months were 70% more likely to die during the next 5 years if they were single."

 

"When asked whether they would be able to manage the pain and discomfort, or their worries about the surgery, those who had spouses were more likely to say, yes" said Ellen Idler.