People who are married fare better after undergoing PCI than their unmarried counterparts, according to a study in the American Heart Journal. An analysis of data on 11,216 patients, 55% of whom were married, found the married patients had better short- and long-term outcomes up to one year following emergency or elective treatment, according to researchers at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. Experts said future work should dig deeper into the mechanisms behind the better outcomes as a way of improving care for unmarried patients.

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