Cold weather can place extra pressure on our hearts during the winter months, particularly for people with heart failure. Low temperatures can contribute to narrowing of blood vessels, decreasing the flow of blood across the body and therefore reducing the amount of oxygen reaching the heart.
This means that the heart has to work harder to continue pumping enough blood and oxygen around the body. Over the winter season, the risk of people with heart disease being hospitalized rises, so it is vital to be aware of possible threats to your heart health and take measures to ensure that this winter you are looking after yourself and, most importantly, your heart.
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