Timing Of Heart Attacks Shifted In New Orleans After Katrina

Prior to Hurricane Katrina, heart attacks in New Orleans followed a well-known circadian and septadian (today’s word of the day, meaning day of the week) pattern, with predictable increases on Mondays and in the morning hours. Now a new study finds that the notorious 2005 hurricane dramatically altered that pattern for at least three years, shifting the pattern to a much greater than expected occurrence over nights and weekends.

Read my full story on Forbes.



  1. Robert Weitz says:

    You link to the Forbes article doesn’t work

  2. Robert Weitz says:

    Your link to the Forbes article doesn’t work

  3. Sorry guys! The link works now. Or try this: http://www.forbes.com/sites/larryhusten/2013/01/07/after-hurricane-katrina-timing-of-heart-attacks-shifted-in-new-orleans/

    Still working out the kinks for this new arrangement. Bear with me, please.

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