IT’S TIME TO SLEEP IN

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Hav­ing heart surgery later in the day may be safer than hav­ing it in the morn­ing, ac­cord­ing to re­searchers who stud­ied 596 pa­tients, half of whom had open-heart surgery for aor­tic valve re­place­ment in the morn­ing and half in the af­ter­noon. On al­most ev­ery mea­sure — heart at­tack dur­ing the op­er­a­tion, ma­jor ad­verse car­diac event, car­dio­vas­cu­lar death — af­ter­noon surgery pro­duced sig­nif­i­cantly fewer com­pli­ca­tions.

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