In January 2019 researchers from the UK and Finland published the results of their study to assess the association between perceived level of marriage satisfaction and risk of sudden cardiac death. A total of 2,262 men were included in the study. Information on marriage satisfaction was collected via a self-administered questionnaire. During an average follow up period of 26 years, 239 sudden cardiac deaths were recorded (average age 53 years). Results showed that there was an increased risk of sudden cardiac death in men who were dissatisfied with their marriage when compared with men who were satisfied with their marriage. A further analysis revealed that this association appeared to be independent of conventional cardiovascular risk factors.
Isiozor NM et al. Marriage Dissatisfaction and the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death Among Men. Am J Cardiol. 2019 Jan 1;123(1):7-11