According to a study, the beginning of the workweek is the time of week when serious heart attacks are most likely to occur.
Researchers at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland examined data on 10,528 Irish patients who had the most severe type of heart attack and were hospitalized to hospitals between 2013 and 2018.
An ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), which is when a major coronary artery is entirely stopped, takes place when this happens.
The study, which was presented at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) conference in Manchester, UK, discovered a rise in STEMI heart attack rates on Mondays, the first day of the work week.
Additionally, the researchers found that Sundays had greater rates of STEMI than they had anticipated. Professor Nilesh Samani, Medical Director of the British Heart Foundation, stated that this study “adds to the evidence around the timing of particularly serious heart attacks, but we now need to unpick what it is about certain days of the week that makes them more likely.”
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Scientists can’t yet explain the phenomena of Monday Heart Attacks:
Scientists have not yet been able to pinpoint the exact cause of the “Blue Monday” phenomena. Previous research indicating a link between heart attacks and Mondays has emphasized a connection with circadian rhythm, or the body’s sleep/wake cycle. In the UK, STEMI causes more than 30,000 hospital admissions annually. To minimize cardiac damage, it requires immediate evaluation and treatment. Emergency angioplasty is typically used to reopen the coronary artery that has become clogged.
According to Cleveland Clinic, symptoms can include chest discomfort, shortness of breath, nausea, stomach pain, heart palpitations, anxiety, sweating, and feeling disoriented. Women are less likely to develop chest pain, though.
Although this brings up a bigger and worrying concern, it is that jobs throughout the world are getting more and more stressed for people. Almost every working individual individual is stressed and gets more stressed for Mondays. This can lead to an increase in Monday heart attacks.
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