addition to weekend strokes, it's now stated that having a weekend heart attack can be more deadly than one suffered on a weekday. The funny thing is, the reason seems reasonably preventable to me in the world's best health care system.
A new study finds out that weekend heart attack sufferers have a slightly higher risk of death if they go to the hospital on the weekend. Ok, so "slightly" is not that bad of a term -- but when patients are more likely to miss or wait longer for crucial treatments, one can see how more deaths occur here.
In stating the obvious, doctors say you shouldn't avoid a weekend hospital visit if you think you are having a heart attack or stroke. Even with reduced staffing on weekends (ailments and sickness know no bounds), an immediate trip to the hospital is in order if you're showing the signs of a heart attack, yes?