You better watch out: MI most likely at 10pm on Christmas Eve

The seasonal peak in risk is possibly due to heightened emotions, say researchers

The festive season has a darker side, especially for older and sicker patients, who are more likely to have an MI on Christmas Eve than on any other day of the year, a study shows.

Swedish researchers have found the risk for being admitted with MI is almost 40% higher on Christmas Eve, peaking at about 10pm that night.