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‘Tis the Season for Heart Health 

Tips to keep your heart healthy through the holidays and beyond
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Ever heard of the “Christmas holiday effect”? Your cardiologist has. The term refers to the annual uptick in cardiovascular deaths in late December and early January. The reasons for the increase are many. Issues with stress, poorly controlled blood pressure, and delays in seeing the doctor or going to the hospital can exacerbate heart conditions and overindulging can play a role for those with a history of heart failure or cardiomyopathy. Even deviating from your normal routine may be significant enough to impact heart health. Click here for a Scripps cardiologist’s recommendations for keeping your heart healthy. 

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