Question 9: What day and time do most people have heart attacks?
A) Monday morning
B) Tuesday afternoon
C) Saturday night
D) Sunday brunch
The correct answer is A.
As the blood courses through an artery in your heart,
plaque can build up on the walls. Sometimes, the plaque ruptures, leaving a raw
surface exposed, Dr. Oz says. Platelets in the blood begin to form a scab over
the rupture, which can lead to a blockage that causes a heart attack.
"That's why Monday mornings are
worrisome to us, because it's a time of change, a time of stress," he says.
"It's a time when that plaque is more likely to rupture and result in a heart
attack. It doesn't take days to occur. It takes minutes, maybe hours to