According to a study researchers are warning that Christmas Eve is one of the most dangerous times of the year to have a heart attack.
Sweden’s Lund University researchers found that a person’s risk for heart attack reaches its peak when the clock strikes 10pm on December 24th.
A heart attack happens when blood flow delivering oxygen to the heart is reduced or even cut off.
According to the American Heart Association, this occurs when coronary arteries become narrowed from fat buildup, cholesterol and other substances called plaque. According to the AHA, someone suffers a heart attack about every 40 seconds in the U.S.
IF SYMPTOMS WORSEN OR CHANGE UNEXPECTEDLY, TALK TO YOUR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL. CALL 000 IN AN EMERGENCY.