Daylight saving time linked to heart attacks

Daylight saving time linked to heart attacks

Spring time change followed by increase in hospital admissions

By Nathan Seppa, 14:35 PM March 31, 2014

WASHINGTON — Springing forward for daylight saving time might carry hidden danger for people with heart problems.

Physician Amneet Sandhu of the University of Colorado Denver and colleagues analyzed more than 42,000 admissions for heart attack at Michigan hospitals that occurred from 2010 through 2013. He reported March 29 at a meeting of the American College of Cardiology that his team found a 24 percent increase in heart attack admissions on the Monday after the spring-forward clock change t...

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