Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: According to a new research, low socioeconomic factor can elevate the chances of getting a heart attack or stroke.
The study, published in the journal European Society of Cardiology, found that the risk of a second attack was 36 per cent lower for those in the highest income quintile than those with the lowest.
The chances increase by 14 per cent among divorced patients than among married.
“Rich or poor, married or divorced might affect your risk of a second heart attack or stroke. Advances in prevention and acute treatment have increased survival chances after heart attack and stroke over the past several decades,” said Joel Ohm, physician at the Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden.
The study investigated the link between socioeconomic status in patients who had survived their first heart attack and have the risk of a second attack or stroke.
(With IANS inputs)