"The dogma – in fact, this is everywhere in all textbooks on sudden cardiac arrest – [is that] – the most common time for people who have a sudden cardiac arrest is early morning," said Dr Sumeet Chugh, one of the authors Chugh, Price Professor and Deputy Director of the Heart Institute and Director of the Heart Rhythm Center at Cedars-Sinai, as well as his co-authors the unexpected study on sudden death in Oregon, in which 2,631 cases of one published in the journal Heart Rhythm
sudden cardiac arrest were investigated.
Of these occurrences, the most frequently reported time was the afternoon, when 31.6% of the cases occurred. Only 13.9% were in the morning, 27.6% in the morning and 26.9% in the evening.
Researchers looked at sudden cardiac arrest, an electrical dysfunction in the heart, rather than heart attacks that are blockages, with the understanding that both can occur simultaneously.
For Chugh, there were some ways to explain this change during peak hours. Among them is an increased accuracy in the observation of the timing of events. In addition, treatment will change for people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest or potential risk, and possibly medication or other treatments may be peak-prone. Another factor could be the shift to a 24/7 culture. [1
"Our hypothesis is that in the last ten or two decades" We have really changed our behavior as humans. We have changed our way of working. We're constantly wired, "Chugh said." I would call it an 'always on' thing. Many people are constantly working, or are tied to a smartphone, or almost always on any day of the day, sometimes at night. "
Others have also considered the idea that new technologies in the most common times for cardiac arrest events in case of potential changes
"Perhaps because we are constantly working, connected, and living in a 24/7 culture, this may be part of the reason why things are a bit different now. Of course we do not know that for sure. That's it all watching, "said Dr. Comilla Sasson, vice president of emergency cardiovascular care, science and innovation at the American Heart Association.
Sasson, who was not involved in the new research, said his findings are not necessarily "surprising" since previous studies had similar outcomes, such as a higher number of cardiac arrests during the daytime, but she suggests that this research could mean, "Hopefully, we'll get better at detecting when a sudden cardiac arrest actually occurs "The lows are still the lows in terms of timing, and I think to myself, 'This is really the take-home point,' she said. "There is something to say about the natural circadian rhythms of our body, and I think that tells us that something happens to our body overnight."
Chugh's research also suggests that Monday may not be the most common day of the week for a sudden cardiac arrest.
"Where all previous studies had shown that Monday was the worst day for a sudden cardiac arrest, we could not find this summit either," he said. When it was most common During the week, the only trend researcher saw a low Nu Sunday.
Sasson believes that such research can help in two ways.
"I think it helps us with planning from the point of view of emergency services, so if hospitals, first responders and first responders have to think about whether we are properly staffed to account for this mismatch," she said.
Your second reason is more personal. "I think we need to think about it a bit more … about the changes in the way we live, work and play, in terms of our 24/7 culture [and] what impact this has on our bodies and whether This may disturb some of our circadian rhythms, "Sasson said. "It could ultimately help us to be stressed out all day long."
The American Heart Association says there are more than 35,000 cardiac arrest events every year outside of hospitals in the United States.
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that around 70% to 90% of those suffering from sudden cardiac arrest die before reaching a hospital, and about 209,000 people are hospitalized for cardiac arrest every year.