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The danger of cardiovascular disease in the winter

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New Englanders are prepared for cold, icy, snowy and long winters that demand a lot of hard work outdoors. Although slippery surfaces can cause danger, the cold weather can also be dangerous for those with cardiovascular disease, especially when shoveling snow.

Most heart attacks occur in the winter months because the low temperatures put added strain on the heart as it works harder to maintain body temperature. According to the American Heart Association’s advice, be sure to know the signs of a heart attack, take breaks from shoveling, don’t drink alcohol immediately before or after shoveling and learn CPR.

Amanda Santucci, The Boston 100

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