Posts Tagged ‘Katrina’


January 7th, 2013

After Hurricane Katrina, Timing of Heart Attacks Shifted in New Orleans

Prior to Hurricane Katrina, myocardial infarctions (MIs) in New Orleans followed a well-known circadian and septadian (today’s word of the day, meaning day of the week) pattern, with predictable increases on Mondays and in the morning hours. Now a new study from the American Journal of Cardiology finds that the notorious 2005 hurricane dramatically altered that pattern […]