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Why the Risk of Heart Attack Rises in Winter


December 26, 2019

Dear Savvy Senior,

I’ve read that people with heart problems need to be extra careful during the winter months because heart attacks are much more common. Why is this?

Cautious Senior

Dear Cautious,

Everyone knows winter is cold and flu season, but many don’t know that it’s also the prime season for heart attacks too, especially if you already have heart disease or have suffered a previous heart attack. Here’s what you should know, along with some tips to help you protect yourself.

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