Keep the shovel handy! But be careful! Environment Canada says we are in for heavy snow. The bulk will fall tonight and Wednesday, with total snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 cm by Thursday morning.
Shoveling is the probable reason why men are more likely to suffer a heart attack after a heavy snowfall, researchers report.
In a new study, investigators analyzed data on heart attacks between the months of November and April in the province of Quebec between 1981 and 2014. About 60 percent of hospital admissions and deaths due to heart attack were in men.
The findings showed that men’s risk of heart attack hospitalization and death was higher after heavy snowfalls. The highest risk was on the day after a snowfall and after snowfalls lasting two to three days. The risk of heart attack after a snowfall was higher regardless of age, cardiovascular risk factors or other health conditions.