Christmas Eve as a time of increased risk for acute myocardial infarction

The risk of acute myocardial infarction at Christmas Eve is highest in the late evening hours, a cohort study from Sweden confirms.

For the 283,014 MI events that occurred during the study period, the date of symptom onset was documented for all cases.
People can tolerate higher levels of stress if they know when it’s going to end. They need to be aware of the increased cardiovascular risk associated with emotional distress and excessive food intake that may occur during great holidays.

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