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The most serious myocardial infarctions are more frequent on Mondays.
Health – We have a thousand and one reasons to hate Mondays. All this is not always justified. But this one, well researched. results a Study published in the journal EurekAlert Sunday, June 4th shows that more severe heart attacks are more likely to occur on Monday than any other time of the week. This is myocardial infarction with ST segment elevation (STEMI), which occurs when a major coronary artery is completely blocked.
To reach these conclusions, doctors from the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and the Royal College of Surgeons Dublin analyzed data from 10,528 patients from across the island of Ireland (Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland). They were hospitalized between 2013 and 2018 for myocardial infarction ST segment elevation. Then the researchers found a spike in heart attack rates on Monday. But also on Sunday.
How can this phenomenon be explained? The occurrence of these seizures may be related to the circadian rhythm, or the body’s sleep-wake cycle, according to previous studies. Somehow to the internal clock of the human body.
Understand the reasons
The cardiologist who led the research at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Jack Lavan, said: We found a strong statistical relationship between the onset of the workweek and the incidence of myocardial infarction. This phenomenon has already been described, but it still causes curiosity. The cause is likely multifactorial, but based on what we know from previous studies, it is reasonable to assume that there is a daily component.”
Professor Sir Nilesh Samani, Medical Director of the British Heart Foundation (BHF), welcomed the study: “It provides additional clues to when particularly severe heart attacks occur, but now we need to understand what makes certain days of the week more favorable. This may help clinicians better understand this deadly disease and save more lives in the future.”
According to the site EmilyOn average, 80,000 people suffer a myocardial infarction each year in France. About 12,000 people die each year from heart attacks.
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