Boston Herald: Christmas is the worst day for heart attack deaths, here’s how you can lower your risk

With heart attack deaths spiking during the holiday season, doctors are urging people to make sure they “take good care of themselves” and to be alert for heart attack warning signs, reports Rick Sobey in the Boston Herald this week.

The story cites an American Heart Association study published in the journal Circulation that found Christmas Day has the most cardiac deaths than on any other day of the year. The second highest number of cardiac deaths happens on Dec. 26, and the third largest tally occurs on New Year’s Day.

“Generally around the holidays, we do see more heart attacks,” Ron Blankstein, a senior physician of preventive cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, told the Herald.

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