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Higher education associated with reduced heart failure risk after myocardial infarction

(European Society of Cardiology) Higher education is associated with a reduced risk of developing heart failure after a heart attack, reports a study in more than 70,000 patients...
"Heart failure is a serious complication of acute myocardial infarction and substantially increases the risk of death," said lead author Dr Gerhard Sulo, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bergen in Norway.
He continued: "Previous research has shown that patients are more likely to die after a heart attack if they have a lower educational level, but information on the mechanisms involved is sparse. Heart failure is the most important incident in the chain of events leading to death after a heart attack and we hypothesised that it might contribute to the observed educational disparities in survival."
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