Heart attack risk, which ‘day of the week’ is highest?

The risk of suffering a heart attack is highest on Monday, the start of the week, according to a new study.

Professor Jack Lappan, a cardiologist at토토사이트 the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, and colleagues analyzed data from 10,528 patients across Ireland who were hospitalized for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the most deadly type of heart attack, between 2013 and 2018. They found that STEMIs peaked on “Monday” days.

A STEMI with a sharp rise in the ST segment on an electrocardiogram indicates a complete blockage of a blood vessel. These patients experience 10 to 20 minutes of severe chest pain, shortness of breath, and vomiting. Unlike safe angina, they need emergency surgery quickly.

The researchers emphasized that more than 30,000 people are admitted to hospital each year in the UK with this condition, and emergency procedures such as angioplasty to reopen blocked coronary arteries are needed as soon as possible.

The team emphasized the link between their findings and changes in circadian rhythms, including sleep and wake cycles. “We found a strong statistical correlation between the start of the work week and the incidence of STEMI,” said Dr. Rapan, “and based on what we know from previous studies, it is reasonable to assume that there is a circadian component.”

The findings were recently presented at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) meeting in Manchester, England.