Avoid a "Merry Christmas Coronary" and "Happy New Year Heart Attack"

Tips from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute on how to stay heart healthy through the holiday season

The holiday season tends to see an increase in cardiac events, with distinct spikes around Christmas and New Year’s Day, according to U.S.-based studies. While the exact reasons for these trends are not known for certain, a number of factors appear to contribute to the ‘Merry Christmas Coronary’ and ‘Happy New Year Heart Attack’ phenomenon.

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