The timing of your heart attack important factor in survival chances

The timing of your heart attack could be an important factor in whether you live or die.

In a new review of research, the Mayo Clinic analyzed the results of 48 studies involving 1.9 million patients to assess the effects of ``off-hour'' heart attacks.

The chances of dying are five per cent higher for heart attack patients who arrive at the hospital at night or on a weekend, compared with those who arrive during regular hours.

The studies were carried out in the U-S, Canada and Europe.

Heart attacks remain the leading cause of death worldwide.

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  1. HENRY posted on 01/21/2014 10:22 PM
    I find this study extremely useless, like you can pick your time of having a heart attack. They should spend the money on more important subjects.
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