The recession of 2007 has created more than just financial destruction across the highly integrated global economy, with a study by Oxford University finding that there exists a correlation between increasing unemployment and heart attacks. The study servces to demonstrate the need for regular cardiovascular checks (similar to those provided by cardiologists in Dearborn MI which consists of a team of skilled surgeons who have experience coping with a number of different cardiovascular diseases).
Michigan has been one of the worst hit States by the recession as its heavy reliance on the automotive industry which came to a halt in 2007 increased unemployment rates to 16% in 2008, reducing to 8.5% as of May 2012 thanks in part to government incentives. With unemployment figures still quite high the study by Oxford University states that a 3% rise in unemployment is associated with a 2.7% rise in heart attacks among men aged 30-44.
Over the past decade the number of heart attacks have reduced due to fewer people smoking, improved treatment and quicker ambulance response times. Interestingly though, the number of heart attacks which was in decline in London stalled in 2008 and 2009 then they continued declining, suggested to be a direct consequence of the recession.
Even though the study claims that an extra 2,000 deaths occurred as a result of the crisis, the suggestion is that the heart attacks were brought forward and not as a result solely of the crisis.