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Being married is linked to better outcomes from cardiac surgery

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5758 (Published 29 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5758
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

Being divorced, separated, or widowed increases the chance of dying or developing a new disability after cardiac surgery, a study has found. Targeting interventions aimed at improving recovery may help to reduce adverse outcomes in these groups, the researchers said.1

Previous research has found that married people may be more likely than unmarried people to survive surgery, but little is known about postoperative function. To assess …

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