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Heart Problems: Heart and Risk

heart problems: Compared to those who took their medicine in the morning, the people who took their medicine at night had nearly half the risk of dying from heart problems and nearly half the risk of having heart attack, stroke, heart failure, myocardial infarction or of needing a procedure to unblock their arteries, according to CTV. When researchers looked at individual heart problems, those who took their pills at night saw their risk of death from heart or blood vessel problems reduced by 66%. The risk of stroke went down by 49%. The risk of myocardial infarction went down by 44%. Heart failure risk went down 42% and coronary revascularisation by 40%. Researchers figured this out looking at data from 19,084 patients enrolled in the Hygia Project, a network of care centers in Spain. The research found that people who take their anti-hypertensive medicine before bed had better-controlled blood pressure and consequently had a much lower risk of death or illness from heart problems when compared to people who took their medication in the morning. Scientists compared the results for people who took their pills at night versus those who took them when they got up in the morning. The patients' blood pressure was checked over 48 hours at least once a year. They followed these patients for more than six years. ( As reported in the news.