Strong light therapy for heart attacks
trong light, or even just daylight, could be used to treat heart attacks, say US researchers, adding to the existing treatments such as CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), aspirin, clot-busters and more. For patients, this could mean that daylight exposure inside of the hospital could reduce the damage that is caused by a heart attack, they report in the journal
What’s the connection between light and a myocardial infarction, known commonly as a heart attack? The answer lies, perhaps surprisingly, in the circadian rhythm, the body’s clock that is linked to light and dark.