Why should heart attack deaths spike during the holidays?

Why should heart attack deaths spike during the holidays? The researcher as a variety of options, but concluded that emotional stress associated with the holidays is a primary factor.

How stress affects the cardiovascular systemstress stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, resulting in release of catecholamines, which increase heart rate, blood pressure, and the force of heart contractions. This can intensify the pressure of blood against plaque in the arteries and cause plaque to rupture and may block blood flow.

Ruptured plaque may also release tissue factors which stimulate the formation of a blood clot. The blood clot could off blood flow in the coronary artery of them, act like molecules, tissues and organs health or disease health or disease. The American Physiological Society is an integral part of this scientific discovery process, since it was founded in 1887.Via about the AVMA strategic planning of, see the AVMA Panel latest Strategic Plan, and access them up a link into the future Critical Issues scanning to visit here.

The AVMA this futures Critical Issues Scan was initiated as a part its ongoing efforts to to reconsider and rework its strategic plan which by the by the AVMA Executive Board in April 2008. The AVMA hopes that this will this examination to establish center Comment on from all segments of its diverse membership which covers more than 80,000 veterinary surgeons in own practice, politics, business, science, research and uniformed services. is the input and active participation of the members our to a strong position we received in today, said Dr. Larry Corry, president of AVMA.

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