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Holidays are the time everyone waits for. The holidays are a special time to reflect on the good things, celebrate annual traditions, and connect with friends and family. If we are talking about holidays, how can we forget that Christmas and New Year are coming? But here’s a health alert – the merriment may turn detrimental for your heart.
Recently, a world-renowned health organization revealed that heart attack deaths are more likely during the holidays than any other time of year. Scared? Well, who knew the holidays could pose a risk to our lives?
The American Heart Association says the week between Christmas and New Year’s is especially concerning. This time deaths related to a heart attack are more likely to occur than any other time of the year.
Dr Andrew Rauh, a cardiologist with Duly Health Care and president of the AHA’s Chicago Board of Directors, also revealed that people die from heart attack during this time because of the cold weather, hard workout, and not being in shape and last is existing physical conditions.
Dr G Ramesh, Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Proctor for Complex Coronary Intervention, Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad, tells HealthShots about the risk factors of heart attack.
Usually, a heart attack results from a combination of factors and not just a single factor.
Dr Arumit Palit, an interventional cardiologist at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, says that heart attack occurs mostly because of coronary heart diseases of coronary artery disease. So how do you know you are having a heart attack? Or about to have one?
Well, according to Dr Palit, some of the most common warning signs of heart attack are:
Other possible symptoms of a heart attack include:
Please note that these are indicative signs. Heart attacks can be sudden events with no forewarning. Though in some cases, symptoms can develop over a period.
Dr G Ramesh says that a healthy lifestyle is promotes prevention. Here’s how you can keep your heart healthy and happy:
As we know, a heart attack is life-threatening. It needs emergency medical attention. However, many people have survived them due to effective and timely treatment.