Monday, August 02, 2021
Stay connected with us

Home > Physical Wellness

Heart Problems Spike During Holiday Season

Update Date: Dec 24, 2013 01:02 AM EST

People are more likely to have heart problems in winter, according to a new study.

Researchers said that the spike in heart problems is not just a Western phenomenon. Previous studies in China also revealed higher rates of heart troubles in the colder months.

Research found higher rates of fatal and nonfatal heart attacks and irregular heart "holiday heart syndrome," according to the Associated Press.

Researchers said that he spike in heartbeat could be caused by excess alcohol consumption. Other theories have linked seasonal heart problems to overindulgence, stress and cold weather.

Dr. Richard Stein, an American Heart Association spokesman and cardiologist at New York University's medical center said that many studies looking into holiday heart trends have revealed a statistical increase in heart attacks and other problems. 

See Now: What Republicans Don't Want You To Know About Obamacare

Get the Most Popular Stories in a Weekly Newsletter
© 2017 Counsel & Heal All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Join the Conversation

Most Popular News

EDITOR'S Choices