PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Is marriage good for your heart? A new study says yes.
Researchers from the British Cardiovascular Society found that married people are 14 percent less likely to die from a heart attack than single people.
Married people are also likely to spend less time in the hospital.
Researchers say it could all be related to a spouse’s physical and emotional support.
Additionally, researchers say the results show the need for doctors to consider the psychosocial effects of a heart attack, and consider them as a risk factor, when treating and managing the discharge of a patient.