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Live Longer after a Heart attack, Get a Pet

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Research has shown that heart attack victims who have pets live longer. Even watching a tank full of tropical fish may lower blood pressure, at least temporarily. A study of 92 patients hospitalized in coronary care units for angina or heart attack found that those who owned pets were more likely to be alive a year later than those who did not. The study found that only 6 percent of patients who owned pets died within one year compared with 28 percent of those who did not own pets.

http://www.holisticonline.com/stress/stress_pet-therapy.htm

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Written by heartcurrents

February 10, 2010 at 4:38 am

Posted in heart conditions

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