Heart attacks 'worse in the morning'

“Heart attacks are far more dangerous in the mornings than at any other time of the day,” reported the Daily Mail. It said that patients who had an attack between 6am and midday suffered a fifth more damage to their heart muscle compared with those who had a heart attack later on.

The story comes from a study of more than 800 heart attack patients, examining the possible association between the time of day that heart attacks happen and the levels of two enzymes in the blood. These enzymes are markers of damage to the heart tissue, and higher levels indicate larger areas of damage.

 

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