Chronobiological Pattern Figure

Finally, the presentation of acute aortic dissection does follow a definite chronobiological pattern similar to myocardial infarction. There is significant seasonal/monthly variation. The onset of dissection is most common between 6 and 10 a.m. and in the early afternoon. There is also a higher risk of dissection in the cold months of winter and early spring than in summer. Seasonal/monthly variations were observed only among patients aged <70 years, those with type B AAD, and those without hypertension or diabetes.

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Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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