Weather: Researchers have found that exposure to frigid
temperatures can trigger heart attacks as well as angina and strokes.
Gum Health: Studies suggest that if you have periodontal disease, your heart attack risk nearly doubles. Bacteria may enter the blood and promote atherosclerosis.
Body Shape: Being overweight is bad enough,, but if your fat lies more in the abdomen than the hips, you are especially prone to heart disease.
Day of the week/time of the day: Cardiac events tend to occur most often between 4 and 6 pm and on Mondays and Fridays.
Attitude: Optimism has been linked to better immune function, lowered levels of a stress-related chemicals, and a lower incidence of heart attacks
Courtesy: Seth J. Baum, MD
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Heart Attacks - How much do you know?
Did you know that heart attacks have been linked to diet, smoking and obesity but also to less obvious risk factors such as: