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Bereavement 'increases heart attack risk'

A recent bereavement could dramatically increase the risk of having a heart attack among those who are already vulnerable, according to a new report.

The study, in the Journal of the American Heart Association, said that the risk of a heart attack was significantly greater the day after a bereavement, and was still higher than normal a month later.

The BBC's health correspondent, Jane Hughes, reports.

  • 10 Jan 2012