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Cold Weather and Cardiovascular Disease

Posted Nov 11 2011 10:02pm

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information from the American Heart Association

The fall and winter seasons will bring cooler temperatures, and for some, ice and snow. It’s important to know how cold weather can affect your heart, especially if you have cardiovascular disease. People who are outdoors in cold weather should avoid sudden exertion, like lifting a heavy shovel full of snow. Even walking through heavy, wet snow or snow drifts can strain a person’s heart.

How does cold weather affect the heart? read this article from the American Heart Association - click here

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