A new study presented at the British Cardiovascular Society conference revealed that serious heart attacks are more likely to occur on Mondays. Doctors examined over 10,000 patients and found a sharp increase in the number of people suffering from the most severe type of heart attack, known as STEMI, on Mondays compared to other days of the week. Stress levels increase at the start of the workweek, leading to spikes in cortisol and other hormones, blood pressure, and sugar levels, which are risk factors for heart attacks.
The study also highlighted the importance of work-life balance and managing stress levels to prevent heart attacks and other diseases. It emphasized the significance of a healthy diet, regular exercise, and following a proper routine to avoid sudden changes in lifestyle.
Monday blues may lead to a heart attack: Know the risk – Detail Points
– A new study presented at the BCS conference found that serious heart attacks are more likely to occur on Mondays
– The study examined over 10,000 patients and found a 13% increase in the number of STEMI cases at the start of the workweek
– Stress levels from returning to work after the weekend can increase the risk of heart attacks
– Health experts emphasize the importance of work-life balance and managing stress levels
– Tips to keep overall health in check include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and following a proper routine
– Individuals should speak to their healthcare provider to determine their risk of heart attack
Monday blues may lead to a heart attack: Know the risk – FAQ’s
Why are serious heart attacks more likely to occur on Mondays?
The study found that there was a steep increase in the number of people who suffered from the most severe type of heart attack, called an ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), on Mondays as compared to other days of the week. There was a 13 percent increase in the number of STEMI cases at the start of the working week. While the study found that people were more likely to have heart attacks on a Monday, that doesn’t mean that they are unlikely to get heart attacks on any other day of the week.
Is there a specific reason why heart attacks happen more on Mondays?
The study didn’t find a particular reason why people are more likely to get a heart attack on Mondays. However, other studies have found a link between the body’s circadian rhythm and increased risk of heart attacks. Health Shots reached out to Dr D. K. Jhamb, Director and HOD, Interventional Cardiology, Sanar International Hospitals, Gurugram, Haryana, to know if there is any truth to it.
What is it about the start of the workweek that seems to put our hearts at greater risk?
It is not about Monday or any other day of the week, rather it’s about a sudden increase in the stress levels of an individual. After a weekend off, when you go back to your sitting jobs with stress on your mind, you become more likely to suffer a heart attack. Stress causes your cortisol and other hormone to increase, which in turn causes your blood pressure and sugar levels to spike, a risk factor for heart attack, says the expert.