Sunday, December 19, 2010

Winters not good for weak hearts, says expert

Express News Service Tags : heart attacks, Dr Harinder K Bali, “Cardiac Problems in Old Age Posted: Mon Dec 20 2010, 03:41 hrs Chandigarh :

People are more susceptible to heart attacks in winters than in any other season. Noted cardiologist Dr Harinder K Bali said this at a seminar on “Cardiac Problems in Old Age”, which was organised by the Central Government Pensioners’ Association on National Pensioners’ Day here on Sunday .

“In comparison to summer, spring and autumn, winter has an all-time high threat perception, simply because people tend to ignore the symptoms of heart attacks and avoid physical exertion owing to cold conditions. The ones with weak heart muscles are more susceptible to chest infections commonly witnessed in this season,” said Bali.

Bali, who is working as an interventionist cardiologist and director of cardiology with Fortis Multi-Specialty Hospital, Mohali, said a considerable degree of caution and a fair amount of physical workout in the form of walk and a few simple do’s and don’ts could be really effective.

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Sharing tips for better heartcare, Dr Bali said: “Very early morning walk should be avoided and instead one should go to walk around 7 am. Early evening walk is most beneficial. Chest should be covered with warm clothes while walking. Also, contrary to popular perception, use of alcohol in a limited manner is recommended during winters.”

He said people susceptible to chest infections should take extra care through vaccination against influenza and pneumonia.

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