Heart attack WARNING: ‘Beast from the East’ cold weather may cause condition.
WEATHER in the UK this week, which could see temperatures drop below freezing with snow showers, may trigger deadly heart attacks. This is how to prevent life-threatening cardiac arrests.
- Cold weather could trigger heart attacks
- Heart attacks are more common in winter
- Heart has to work harder to pump blood around the body
- Lower risk by raising heating to 18°C (64°F)
Some health conditions could be triggered by cold temperatures, the NHS warned. Deadly heart attacks could be caused by the freezing temperatures, it said.