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Spouses of ICU Patients at Raised Risk for Cardiac Events
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Post Intensive Care Syndrome for Families (PICS-F)
Spouse admitted into the intensive care unit (ICU) may make a person more prone to have a heart attack or cardiac-related hospitalization in few weeks of the ICU admission, according to the research published in the journal Circulation.
"Spouses of ICU patients should pay attention to their own physical health, especially in terms of cardiovascular disease," said the study's senior author Hiroyuki Ohbe, M.D., M.P.H., a Ph.D. student in the department of clinical epidemiology and health economics in the School of Public Health at The University of Tokyo in Japan.
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