A research report published in ‘Open Heart’ on April 04, 2016 states that death of a partner will heighten the risk of developing atrial fibrillation.
Atrial Fibrillation, which is characterized with irregular heartbeats, is a risk factor which enhances the risk of stroke and myocardial infarction.
The findings clearly indicate that the potential for atrial fibrillation occurrence is quite common among people who are less than 60, as the death of a partner is unexpected during this age.
Before making this conclusion, researchers conducted a study on 88,612 people and analyzed various factors which will cause atrial fibrillation which includes, age, sex, underlying conditions such as diabetes, marital status, etc.
The result of this study was shocking, as 17,478 people who was diagnosed irregular heartbeats had lost their partner in recent times. If the death is more unexpected, the risk of fluttering heart will be quite higher.
The study also suggested that the risk of developing arrhythmia is also more among people who faced the sudden death of their partner, rather than those who lost their better half after a long illness.
If your partner was relatively healthy before one month of death, then in all probabilities, you will develop fastened heart beats.
The risk seems to be at its peak from 8 to 14 days following the death. Then, it will start to subside, and finally, by the end of a year, he will be normal.
Dr. Sahil Parikh, a cardiologist at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center, told that this study clearly indicates the connection between healthy relation and heart health.
The doctor compared this to other conditions like ‘Broken Heart Syndrome’, and he added that development of heart issues after an unexpected shock is not a surprising thing.
As per Sahil, hormonal imbalance during the time of emergency and shocks is the reason behind this heart disorder.