Marriage is Good for the Heart, University of Rochester Study  
8/26/2011 7:25:28 AM

Giving your heart to someone seems to be good for your heart too. Happily wedded people who undergo coronary bypass surgery are more than three times as likely to be alive 15 years later as their unmarried counterparts. "There is something in a good relationship that helps people stay on track" Kathleen King, professor emerita from the School of Nursing at the University of Rochester and lead author on the paper, was quoted as saying. In fact, the effect of marital satisfaction is "every bit as important to survival after bypass surgery as more traditional risk factors like tobacco use, obesity, and high blood pressure," coauthor Harry Reis, professor of psychology at the University of Rochester, was quoted as saying