Cold sets off heart at­tacks

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HEART at­tacks in­crease “dra­mat­i­cally” when the tem­per­a­ture drops be­low 15C, a study has found.

Re­searchers also dis­cov­ered tem­per­a­ture fluc­tu­a­tions and a stronger wind also height­ened the risk.

Dr Po-Jui Wu, of Kaoh­si­ung Hos­pi­tal, Tai­wan, said: “Peo­ple at risk should be put on alert for symp­toms such as chest pain and short­ness of breath.”

The study’s au­thors sug­gested the vul­ner­a­ble should be sent warn­ings via their phones.

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