Watch out for holidays: The risk of heart attack is highest on Christmas Eve at 22 o’clock

Everyone is waiting for the holidays, but you have to be very careful during these days of rest. Swedish scientists have come to the conclusion that the risk of a heart attack is highest on Christmas Eve at 22 o’clock as the most stress is accumulating then, according to Daily Mail.

A team from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm compared the data of 280,000 infarcts registered over a period of 16 years. Highest peak they mark on 24 December at 22 o’clock. Scientists explain this fact with an increased sense of anxiety and increased stress, especially in the age group of over 75-year-olds and people with cardiovascular problems and diabetes.

Swedish professionals have calculated exactly how much the risk of a heart attack on Christmas Eve increases – by 37 percent. Christmas on December 25th is also quite risky when the probability of getting a heart attack is 29 percent.

New Year’s Eve and people with diabetes and cardiovascular problems should also be careful. Then the risk of heart attack increases by 20 percent.

In the rest of the year the worst ones are Monday. At the start of the new week, the risk of heart attack increased by 10 percent. The most dangerous hour of the day is 8 am, when 60 percent of infarcts are reported.

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