Study Reveals Higher Rates of Fatal Heart Attacks on Mondays

Research Uncovers 'Blue Monday' Phenomenon: Why Heart Attacks are More Common at the Start of the Week
Research presented at the British Cardiovascular Society conference reveals that fatal heart attacks, specifically ST-segment elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMI), are more prevalent on Mondays. Analyzing data from over 10,000 patients hospitalized in the UK between 2013 and 2018, researchers found a spike in STEMI heart attack rates at the beginning of the workweek. While the exact cause remains unclear, previous studies have linked this phenomenon to the body's circadian rhythm. The British Heart Foundation reports over 30,000 annual hospital admissions in the UK due to STEMI, emphasizing the need for emergency assessment and treatment to minimize heart damage. Further investigation is required to understand the underlying factors contributing to this "Blue Monday" trend.

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