Meta-analysis of the morning excess of acute myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death

Am J Cardiol. 1997 Jun 1;79(11):1512-6. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(97)00181-1.


To evaluate the impact of elimination of the morning peak of cardiovascular events, we performed a meta-analysis of studies of circadian variation of myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death. The impact would be significant because approximately 1 of every 11 acute myocardial infarctions and 1 of every 15 sudden cardiac deaths are attributable to the morning excess incidence.

Publication types

  • Meta-Analysis
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Circadian Rhythm*
  • Death, Sudden, Cardiac / epidemiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Myocardial Infarction / epidemiology*