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Study Shows More Heart-Related Deaths Around Holidays

Updated: 11/28/2013 7:05 AM
Created: 11/28/2013 6:52 AM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

The holidays can be tough, especially on our bodies. KSTP spoke with a local ER nurse who told us a lot of people will get sick.

"It's Thanksgiving; people are going to eat a lot. Indigestion, upset stomachs, possible food poison, and these things can be confused with cardiac events,“ said Michelle Lambertz, a Hennepin County Emergency Department Nurse.

A 2004 study, that looked at 53 million death certificates over 30 years, found there are five percent more heart-related deaths during this time of year.

It may be linked to stress or even the cold weather, according to the study.

If you experience what you think might be a heart attack get to the ER.


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