Study: Happily Married Heart Surgery Patients Live Longer

August 23, 2011 Updated Aug 23, 2011 at 2:10 PM EDT

...

Study: Happily Married Heart Surgery Patients Live Longer

August 23, 2011 Updated Aug 23, 2011 at 2:10 PM EDT

Coronary bypass surgery patients who are married are more than twice as likely as single people to be alive 15 years after the procedure, according to a new study at the University of Rochester published Monday.

Researchers tracked what happened to 225 people who underwent coronary bypass surgery from 1987-1990. Of the 124 patients that survived for the next 15 years, 61 percent were married.

Read USA Today's story on the study here.