Heart attacks are more damaging in the morning, study says

04/27/2011 | HealthDay News

Spanish researchers found that patients who suffered a heart attack from 6 a.m. to noon had 21% higher levels of creatine kinase and troponin-l -- enzymes tied to heart muscle damage -- compared with counterparts who had the attack from 6 p.m. to midnight. The study in the journal Heart also found the heart suffered more damage when the attack happened in the back wall compared with when it occurred in other parts of the heart.

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