Dialysis patients are at risk for sudden cardiac death

Dialysis patients are at risk for sudden cardiac death

Around a half-million Americans require dialysis to treat kidney disease, and nearly half the deaths that occur to that populous is caused by cardiovascular disease, according to the Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Why are cooling temperatures a heart attack risk?

Why are cooling temperatures a heart attack risk?

Recent research suggests that people who are at risk for a heart attack may want to be extra cautious when the weather starts to cool off.

According to a report in the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper, a study of 84,000 heart attack patients between 2003 and 2006 found the risk increases by about 2 percent over the next 28 days with each drop in temperature of 1 degree Celsius.

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