Shoveling Snow Leads To Death – Part 1 of 2
Shoveling Snow Leads To Death. Shoveling snow can snowball your risk of heart attack, and you should take precautions to protect yourself, an expert says. “When the temperature mask drops, our blood vessels narrow to prevent our bodies from losing heat,” Dr Holly Andersen, director of education and outreach at the Ronald O Perelman Heart Institute of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, said in a convalescent home news release. “This is a natural response that can also put people with heart conditions and those involved in strenuous exercise at greater jeopardize of having a heart attack”.
Andersen said shoveling snow is one of the most strenuous and dangerous winter activities. It can boost blood pressure and, combined with the effects of frigid temperatures, can significantly escalation heart attack risk. Andersen offered the following advice for safe shoveling and good heart health this winter.