WHICH DAY AND MONTH ARE MOST DANGEROUS FOR A HEART ATTACK?
The lowest level of infarcts was recorded on Saturdays, while July is least dangerous for patients with heart problems.
Scientists analyzed the data of 156,000 patients admitted to the hospital due to a heart attack for seven years.During the research,they found some surprising facts:
Most of the heart attacks occur on Mondays, while December is the most common month for Heart Attacks.The study shows that the risk of a Heart Attack on Monday is 20 percent higher than other days.
Young and busy people are more vulnerable on Monday when the risk of infarction is 20 percent higher than other days.The time when the heart strikes more often coincides with a high and low level of stress, such as returning to work on Monday.
A previous study found that stress can be a “Trigger” for changes in the biological system,which can make people more susceptible to heart attacks.
As the level of stress increases, so does the activity in the “Amygdala” (Latin, corpus amygdaloideum) is an almond-shape set of neurons located deep in thebrain’s medial temporal lobe. Shown to play a key role in the processsing of emotions, the amygdala forms part of the limbic system.This stimulates the bone marrow to produce more immune cells for the defense of stress.But more of these cells cause inflammation, and this can damage the arteries and heart.
What is a heart attack?
A heart attack occurs when a blood clot blocks the blood vessel (artery) that supplies blood to the heart muscle itself. Angina (temporary chest pain or discomfort) is often a warning sign of an impending heart attack!
Recognizing a heart attack
The common symptoms of a heart attack are:
- Chest pain which may feel like tightness, pressure, heaviness, fullness or squeezing. It can range from mild to severe and occur suddenly or develop over minutes.
- Pain or discomfort in the neck and throat (causing a choking feeling), jaw, shoulders and back, left arm (causing a heavy and useless feeling) and into the wrist and hands.
Often, these symptoms are accompanied by:
- difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- nausea or vomiting
- dizziness and feeling light-headed
- a feeling of heartburn or indigestion