Can marriage mend a broken heart (and save the National Health Service)?

Gollop, Nicholas D. (2016) Can marriage mend a broken heart (and save the National Health Service)? British Journal of Cardiology, 23 (4). pp. 130-131. ISSN 0969-6113

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Abstract

Ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is the leading cause of mortality worldwide.1 It is a debilitating, life-changing illness that can reduce quality of life and life-expectancy. While surgical, percutaneous and optimal medical interventions can significantly improve the clinical course of the disease, our understanding of the biopsychosocial mechanisms promoting survival following an acute IHD event, such as an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), is still limited. The role of marital status and social support is becoming increasingly recognised as an important factor promoting recovery and rehabilitation following ACS.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: marriage,acute coronary syndrome,survival
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2016 00:06
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 02:10
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/61693
DOI: 10.5837/bjc.2016.036

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