In the period of recession it is most commonly noticed that every alternative day people are losing their jobs leading to the occurrence of myocardial infarction. A sudden increase in the number of people suffering due to myocardial infarction has been seen and a recent cohort study on large scale confirmed about this.
But still it has also been noticed that the risk from myocardial infarction is in a decreasing trend when the joblessness last for a period which is almost more than a year or so. The risk which is associated with myocardial infarction is seen especially among the individuals who faced job losses in multiple numbers in a follow up period of almost 20 years.
A recent research revealed the fact that involuntary unemployment which ranges for a period of four or more years , then the risk of myocardial infarction was 1.63 (95% CI 1.29 to 2.07) in comparison to those people not facing job loss situations. But this study was highly limited due to lack of proper information and data