Circadian Periodicity of Ischemic Heart Disease: A Systematic Review of the Literature.

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Circadian Periodicity of Ischemic Heart Disease: A Systematic Review of the Literature.

Heart Fail Clin. 2017 Oct;13(4):673-680

Authors: Fabbian F, Bhatia S, De Giorgi A, Maietti E, Bhatia S, Shanbhag A, Deshmukh A

Abstract
The authors performed a MEDLINE search to identify reports, published during the last 20 years, focused on circadian variation of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and prevalence and the ratios between the number of events per hour during the morning and the other hours of the day were calculated. Despite the optimization of interventional and medical therapy of AMI since the first reports of circadian patterns in AMI occurrence, it was found that such a pattern still exists and that AMI happens most frequently in the morning hours.

PMID: 28865776 [PubMed - in process]

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