New insights into why patients have a higher risk of heart attack in the morning

Cardiovascular disease patients have lower levels of an important family of protective molecules in their blood in the morning, which could be increasing their risk of blood clots and heart attacks at those times, according to early research led by Queen Mary University of London.

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The work was conducted in collaboration with colleagues at Trinity College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and funded by European Research Council, Wellcome Trust, Barts Charity, Medical Research Council and Science Foundation Ireland.