Posts Tagged ‘stock market flutuations as coroanry trigger’

Myocardial infarction is the self-inflicted ,  modern-day death sentence  especially  among the  young generation who are   addicted to the affluent life style .

We know the  cardio vascular events  are  precipitated  due to a  sudden trigger in those  people  who have a base line risk profile. The major  risk factors are ,

  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyper tension
  • Obesity

When one or more of the above factors   progress unabated he or she is at high risk for acute coronary event .

Is that a fatal stock market rhythm !

A loaded gun  needs a trigger to fire  , similarly  in a vulnerable patient (Plaque )  any of the following can act as a  trigger to precipitate an MI.

  • Hemodynamic stress (Fall or raise of BP )
  • Any  systemic illness( fever etc)
  • Physical stress
  • Mental stress , any strong surge of  emotion (Negative or positive)*
  • Non cardiac surgery

*Anger, fear , euphoria , guilt , bereavement ,

Now there is evidence pouring in  ,   natural calamities (  perceived fear of death) can  act as trigger  for MI.

We have reports  of  excess cardiac events   following  . . .

  • Earth quakes
  • Terrorist attacks
  • Flight scares

Any events which can release  sudden pulse of adrenaline into the plaques can trigger an acute coronary event.

Now,  this study from Shangai ,  documents how the coronary events dance to the tunes of stock market movements in the financial capital of  China .


Final message

Chaos theory states no two events are isolated in this world  !   When stock market swings it can  pull down your heart too .

be cautious !

Read Full Post »