Harvard Health Letter

Avoiding winter heart attacks

The colder months pose many risks that can lead to heart attack. These include overexertion from shoveling snow, sudden cold exposure from not being dressed properly outside, influenza, and not getting prescriptions filled due to bad weather. Ideas for reducing these risks include having someone else shovel the snow, dressing warmly before heading out the door, getting a flu shot, and having a supply of medication large enough to keep from running out if there’s rough weather. 
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