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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore A Grieving Heart

You’ve recently lost a loved one, and you’re feeling the symptoms of a heart attack.  Should you dismiss the symptoms as “just” a psychological reaction to your grief?  A study in the January 2012 issue of the American Heart Association’s Journal, “Circulation” reports researchers have found that the stress of losing a loved one significantly increases the risk for a heart attack, especially for those already at high risk. The risk of heart attack is elevated 21-fold within 24 hours of the death of a loved one and remains high for as long as a week after the death. Any observed or reported symptoms of a heart attack should receive immediate medical attention.

Read the full article here:  Why You Shouldn’t Ignore A Grieving Heart