Having heart surgery in afternoon drastically reduces post-op risk


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos





A growing body of evidence suggests that time of day plays an important role in how well various medical treatments work.

Researchers looked at the way circadian rhythm — the body’s internal clock — affects  the outcomes of a patient recovering from a complex heart procedure. Patients who underwent open-heart surgery in the afternoon experienced better health outcomes compared to those who got operated on in the morning, study authors found after six years of observing nearly 600 patients who underwent heart valve replacement.

In the subsequent 500 days after surgery, researchers found, those patients who had surgery after noon had half the risk of a major cardiac event — for instance myocardial infarction, acute heart failure, or death — as those who had surgeries before then.

Researcher said that, while it's impossible to abandon morning heart surgeries completely, the highest-risk patients should be moved to another time of day.



Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Meadow Blues Coffee plans grand opening in Chester this Saturday
— Gina Stafford has had it working for other people. She's leaving her advertising job in the city, to which she's commuted for...
Read more »
Image

Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra coming to SUNY Orange
MIDDLETOWN - The Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra is coming to Orange County Community College on Friday, Oct. 19.
The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the William and Helen...

Read more »
Image

SUNY Orange Foundation appoints U.S. Marine Corps veteran Anthony Russell student representative
– The SUNY Orange Foundation Board of Directors appointed Anthony Russell, a Marine Corps veteran and resident of Monroe, as the...
Read more »
Image

NY offers N NY offers rebates For Charging Stations
New York is offering rebates to encourage the installation of electric vehicle charging stations.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is offering...

Read more »

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers



MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Chester, NY