Source: British Heart Foundation
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Date of publication: April 2016
Publication type: News item
In a nutshell: A study of over 80,000 people diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, one of the most common forms of abnormal heart rhythm, has suggested that the death of a partner is linked to an increased risk of developing the disease. The study, which was conducted by researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark, suggested that the risk of developing an irregular heartbeat for the first time was 41% higher among those who had been bereaved than it was among those who had not experienced such a loss.
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Acknowledgement: British Heart Foundation