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The death of a partner could be linked with increased risk of heart problems, according to a new study from researchers at the New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center at Tufts Medical Center, in Boston. For the study the researchers collected data from 88,600 Danish citizens with new cases of atrial fibrillation as well as 886,120 healthy people.

Loneliness2-042116.jpg People who report regular loneliness in their lifestyle could be at an increased risk for heart attack and stroke, according to a new study from researchers at Brigham Young University. For the study the researchers collected data from 180,000 participants ranging between 3 and 21 years. those who reported having little or no social interaction were 29 percent more likely to have a heart attack.

depression-girl-042016.jpg Depression is a common side-effect in heart attack victims, according to a new study. The study, to be presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) meeting in Athens, Greece, included more than 800 people younger than 75 with an average age of 62. All had suffered one heart attack. They compared this group to an equal number of similarly aged people who never had a heart attack.

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