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Early Monday mornings are no longer the most common time for cardiac arrest to occur.
A new study now says any day of the week could spell trouble for your heart.
Researchers - Arrests - Afternoon
Researchers found cardiac arrests are most commonly reported in the afternoon, between 12pm and 6pm.
Previous studies suggested that Monday was the most common day for hearts to give out, ostensibly due to high levels of stress - like the start of a work week - that trigger biological changes that put unbearable strain on the heart.
Study - Team - Cedars-Sinai - Medical - Center
But in their new study, the team, from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, says we are now tethered to work-emails and messages 24/7 so there is no particular day or time that brings about the most stress.
For the study, the team looked at more than 1,500 adult patients who experienced a sudden cardiac arrest between 2012 and 2014.
Patients - Oregon - Sudden - Unexpected - Death
The patients, from the Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study, had more than 2,600 cases of sudden cardiac arrest.
Researchers found that most patients went into cardiac arrest in the afternoon, which accounted for nearly 32 percent of all cases.
Percent - Cases - Morning - Percent - Evening
About 28 percent of cases occurred in the morning (between 6am and 12pm) and around 27 percent occurred in the evening.
Just 13.9 percent of cardiac arrests occurred during the early morning, between 12am and 6am.
Dogma - Fact - Textbooks - Cardiac - Arrest
'The dogma - in fact, this is everywhere, in all the textbooks about sudden cardiac arrest - [is that] the most common time period for people to...
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