Health: At what time is the risk of heart attack highest, click here to know!


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Research shows that the risk of heart attack is highest in the morning, especially between 6 and 9 am. Let us understand why.

In recent times, the risk of heart attack has been increasing rapidly not only in older persons but also in the youth.

There are many scientific reasons behind the increased risk of heart attack in the morning. First of all, the level of cortisol hormone increases in our body when we wake up. Cortisol, also known as the 'stress hormone', increases blood pressure and forces the heart to work harder.


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The amount of clotting factors in our blood is also higher in the morning, which further increases the risk of heart attack.

The body's internal clock, or circadian rhythm, also affects heart attack risk in the morning. At this time, blood pressure naturally increases, and the blood vessels become more constricted, affecting blood flow.


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Additionally, levels of the protein fibrinogen are higher in the blood in the morning. Fibrinogen thickens the blood, making it more likely to clot. The combination of these factors increases the risk of a heart attack in the morning.