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We Need to Fix Wall Street To Help Stop Some Of the Heart Attacks – American College of Cardiology Study

Posted Mar 16 2010 9:48pm

By fixing the corrupt algorithms running Wall Street, it will stand to help healthcare, so the 2 go hand in hand.  One other thing that some of the folks on Wall image Street might give some thought is the demise and reduction of number of family practice physicians too.  If you take all their money away, who’s going to take care of you?

Ask any broker on Wall Street on how the money is made, it’s the algorithms.  This is especially stressful to those investing today, as most know the big money is being made in bonds and private equity.  So you see as long as we have health insurance companies heavily traded on the open market with a liability for payments of dividends to stockholders first, this is not going to get any better and we have more stress.  When algorithmic codes are making profits and decisions behind the scenes, more complex than the average individual can conceive and understand, stress enters the picture big time as much of what was used in the past to make what is felt to be a “sound investment” is down the tubes.  It’s more about who can run the better financial code in many areas.  In the link below are some interesting facts on how the chief lobbying employee for United Healthcare came right from Goldman Sachs. 

This short video below shows exactly where some of today’s stress is coming from too.  Until Wall Street comes back to a somewhat civil world of investing without the complicated algorithmic formulas running complicated investment schemes that nobody can really understand, heart disease will continue to rise and be impacted by the stock market.  BD   

ATLANTA, Georgia — Doctors have found a relation between stock market fluctuations and heart attack frequency, a preliminary study by North Carolina's Duke University Medical Center has said.

"In analyzing our local patient population... during the recent period of increased volatility in the stock market, we found that when stock market values decreased, heart attacks seemed to increase, and then decreased when stock trends improved," said the study's lead investigator Mona Fiuzat on Saturday.

The results of the research were presented at the American College of Cardiology?s 59th annual scientific conference held this weekend in Atlanta.

"While more and larger studies are needed to examine the reason for these findings, it?s important for healthcare providers to be aware of social stressors that may potentially affect their patients," Fiuzat said.

The study focused on patients registered at the Duke Hospital Catheterization Lab between January 2006 and July 2009, using data from the Duke Databank for Cardiovascular Disease.

It included patients who suffered a heart attack within three days prior to undergoing a heart procedure.

Data was then plotted against the stock market daily values during the same period of time.  She concluded that "learning stress management strategies may be beneficial, especially for people with or at high risk of heart disease."

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