Heart attack risk increases over the holidays

[KARE 11, December 27, 2016] The recent celebrity deaths of Carrie Fisher and Alan Thicke have brought renewed attention to heart health, especially over the holidays.

Dr. Kevin Harris, a preventive cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute, says cardiac arrest can come without warning. Studies have shown deadly heart attacks increase in the winter months, with some indication they spike on Christmas and New Year’s Day.

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