Why Heart Attacks Often Strike in the Morning (Smithsonian)


Sudden cardiac death is the leading cause of natural death in the U.S., killing more than 300,000 people each year. For decades scientists have known that sudden cardiac death occurs more often in the morning hours, however, they have been hard-pressed to find a connection. As The Smithsonian reports, researchers at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland stumbled upon an explanation, which could lead to better care.

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