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Heart patients should take it easy shoveling snow

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Tom Knickelbine, MD

[Minnesota Public Radio, December 04, 2013] With frigid weather moving in, the rush to clear away heavy, slushy snow is on. But doctors say clearing a sidewalk or driveway is not worth risking your health, if the job is too big or requires too much exertion.

Although someone with prior heart disease is at the greatest risk of having a heart attack caused by shoveling, it can happen to anyone, Minneapolis Heart Institute cardiologist Tom Knickelbine said. See the rest of the story at mpr.org.

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