Vail Daily health feature: Cold temps, altitude linked to heart attacks

9th February, 2015 by

By caramie schnell

VAIL — As winter bears on, you may worry about getting a cold, the flu or maybe frostbite, but it’s rare that a heart attack tops the list of health risks you think about in the winter. The truth is, being outside in cold weather can affect not only your immunity and extremities, but your heart as well.“If you get cold, your blood pressure does go up, and potentially your heart rate, to keep you warm,” said Dr. Jerry Greenberg, a cardiologist at Vail Valley Medical Center. “It’s not necessarily a cold-precipitated heart attack we’re talking about, but the cold …

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