Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Suicide and heart attack

'Heart Attack' flower cluster closeupImage via WikipediaI'm always inclined to ask other questions not presented in a short news articles, such as this one. What don't they do? Are there other things that they do, aside from what is presented, after the incident of heart attack?

And the list goes on and on. But the question remains, is this study conclusive? just thinking aloud, you see...

Suicide risk increases after heart attack: Study
Both men and women are more likely to commit suicide in the wake of a heart attack, with the risk rising tripling in the month right after and remaining elevated for at least five years, according to a study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

The study looked at population data from Denmark collected between 1981 and 2006, identifying almost 20,000 people who had committed suicide and comparing them to nearly 200,000 similar people who did not. It was found that more than 4 per cent of people who committed suicide had a history of heart attack, versus less than 3 per cent of the controls.

Cardiac rehabilitation programmes can take this into consideration, said the study's author Dr Karen Kjaer Larsen of Aarhus University in Denmark. Reuters

Taken from TODAYOnline.com; source article is below:
Suicide risk increases after heart attack: Study

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