Comments from the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta’s Dr. Norm Campbell on CTV Calgary news, Wednesday December 17th …
Winter is bad for those with heart disease, but Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are the worst.
“Buildup of plaques and cholesterol in the blood vessels, the plaques open, then they clot and that causes the heart attack or stroke,” says Dr. Norm Campbell from the University of Calgary.
Dr. Campbell says getting to the hospital quickly after the first sign of a heart attack or stroke is crucial because there are treatments that can prevent lasting damage.
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