Scientists have uncovered an unusual link between cold weather and heart attacks
MOSCOW, June 6 — RIA Novosti. The onset of winter and the cold weather not only increases the probability to get a heart attack or a heart attack, but often “kills” people at risk of, said the cardiologists who spoke at the annual meeting of the British community of cardiologists in Manchester.
“We don’t know about the existence of any “physical” reason why even the strongest heart attack more threatened a person’s life in winter than in summer. We are already conducting additional experiments and trying to understand what it involves. It may be associated with epidemics of acute respiratory infections and influenza or the fact that winter is harder to get to the hospital,” said Krishnamurthy Arvin (Arvin Krishnamurty) from the University of Leeds (UK).
The probability to get heart problems, as recently discovered by scientists, not only depends on diet, level of physical activity and genetic predisposition, but also from a number of external factors, including weather, temperature and environmental conditions.
For example, four years ago, Dutch cardiologists found out by analyzing the history of the local “cores” that they are more likely to become victims of heart attacks, if temperature was low enough. On average, the probability to get a heart attack increased by 7%, when the temperature dropped 10 degrees.
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Krishnamurti and his colleagues working in the Central city hospital of Leeds, revealed another interesting relationship between temperature, time of year and heart attacks by analyzing the statistics collected in their clinic over the past four years.
During this time, as scholars have noted, in the cardiology Department of the clinic or were asked for help more than four million Britons, part of whom had survived serious heart attacks, sudden cardiac arrest and other problems with the work of the circulatory system.