Acute heart attacks can occur at any time, but Mondays are more likely, according to an Irish study. Dailymail.
Doctors from Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and the Royal College of Surgeons analyzed data from around 10,500 patients across Ireland and another 3,400 in Northern Ireland to come to this conclusion.
The patients in question were hospitalized for acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the most dangerous type of heart attack, between 2013 and 2018.
However, the researchers established that the number of STEMIs was higher at the beginning of the week and especially on Mondays.
Unable to confirm it unequivocally, the scientists suggest that the increase in stress levels associated with returning to work may be questionable.
Research director, cardiologist Jake Laffan, says the “Monday heart attack” phenomenon is being seen across the West.
“We know that heart attacks are more likely in the winter and in the early morning,” says Dr. Laffan.