Risk of dying from heart attack increases after sibling's death

02/27/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

When an adult brother or sister dies, the surviving sibling's risk of dying from a heart attack in the next one to three years increases, Swedish researchers reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association. They looked at 130,920 40- to 69-year-olds who lost a sibling between 1981 and 2002, and found that the risk of fatal heart attack was 25% and 15% greater for bereaved women and men, respectively.

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