Married people who have had a heart attack are more likely to survive another or a stroke than divorcees, research suggests. File picture: Pixabay

Married people who have had a heart attack are more likely to survive another or a stroke than divorcees, research suggests.

Researchers tracked more than 29,000 patients in Sweden, aged 40 to 76, for four years after they had a heart attack.

Divorcees were 18 % more likely to have another, or a stroke or die from heart disease, said Dr Joel Ohm, of the Karolinska Institute. He said the findings would help doctors target care on certain groups.

Some 200,000 people a year in the UK have a heart attack, of whom 70,000 die. A quarter of survivors have another in five years.

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5 Heart Symptoms: 

1. Chest Discomfort
It’s the most common sign of heart danger. If you have a blocked artery or are having a heart attack, you may feel pain, tightness, or pressure in your chest.

2. Nausea, Indigestion, Heartburn, or Stomach Pain
Some people have these symptoms during a heart attack. They may even vomit.

3. Pain that Spreads to the Arm
Another classic heart attack symptom is pain that radiates down the left side of the body.

4. You Feel Dizzy or Lightheaded
A lot of things can make you lose your balance or feel faint for a moment. Maybe you didn’t have enough to eat or drink, or you stood up too fast.

5. Throat or Jaw Pain
By itself, throat or jaw pain probably isn't heart related. More likely, it's caused by a muscular issue, a cold, or a sinus problem.

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