Heart at­tacks more com­mon in win­ter

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - NEWS -

Heart at­tacks are more com­mon dur­ing cold weather, with a study find­ing they in­creased “dra­mat­i­cally” when the temperature dropped be­low 15C (59F).

Re­searchers said peo­ple at high risk of a heart at­tack should be put on alert for symp­toms such as chest pain and short­ness of breath when the temperature drops, sug­gest­ing they get sent smart­phone mes­sages warn­ing them to be ex­tra vig­i­lant.

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