Cold weather linked to higher heart attack risk in those with high blood pressure

08/31/2004 | USA Today

In the first study to document an association between heart attacks in people with high blood pressure and weather changes, researchers have found colder temperatures can raise the risk of heart attacks among those with high blood pressure. Cold weather makes the blood vessels constrict, and the study found higher rates of heart attacks when the temperature fell below 39.2 degrees Fahrenheit, but only among those with high blood pressure.

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