ONTARIO, Canada -- Married men are far less likely to die from cardiovascular causes than their single counterparts, according to a new study released by the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
The study took a look at 4,403 eligible patients averaging 67 years old – two-thirds of which were men –who had suffered from heart attacks. The findings were intriguing.
Among men experiencing a heart attack with chest pain, being married was directly related to seeking care sooner. Single men were more likely to wait hours longer before seeking medical attention. This benefit was not observed for women, meaning whether or not a woman was married had little to no effect on how soon she sought treatment for her heart.
This earlier presentation of medical attention seems to be one reason that married men have a much lower risk of cardiovascular death than single men.
Visit the Canadian Medical Association Journal’s website to view the full study.