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A Spanish team of scientists and doctors have found a heart attack in the morning will do more damage than any other time of day. It is already known heart attacks are more common in the morning, however no study has shown the amount of damage done compared to the time of day.
The study consisted of 811 patients, where the team would observe the amount of damage and at what time of day. The most common time of day was morning heart attacks with 269 patients. Results showed the amount of two enzymes (creatine kinase and troponin-I) were 21 percent more in patients who had a heart attack in the morning.
This new information means physicians will be more aggressive to help prevent the extra damage that occurs in the morning. Knowing this new information will also allow pharmaceutical companies to do research and hopefully come out with new medications to control morning heart attacks differently.