Did You Know…Cardiac Mortality is Higher Around Holidays, Christmas and New Year’s than Any Other Time of Year PART2

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The American Heart Association’s
Avoid A Holiday Heart Attack
Radio Series

Did You Know…Cardiac Mortality is Higher Around Christmas and New Year’s than Any Other Time of Year

Physicians Share Steps to Managing High Blood Pressure and Avoiding
a Heart Attack this Holiday Season

Wednesday, December 21st: Jorge Plutzky, M.D. Discusses How to Avoid a Holiday Heart Attack

According to the American Heart Association, heart attack-related deaths are 5% more likely around Christmas and New Year’s than any other time of year. To help your viewers ring in a Happy, Healthy, New Year, Dr. Jorge Plutzky will discuss the holiday heart attack phenomenon and share risks, warning signs and tips to actively lower your chances of having a holiday heart attack.

Suggested Questions:
· Talk about the holiday heart attack phenomenon, why is cardiac mortality higher around the holidays?
· Share some of the risks specific to this time of year.
· What are some of the warning signs?
· What are your tips for lowering your chances of having a holiday heart attack?
· Where can listeners go for more information?

About the Talent:
Jorge Plutzky, M.D. is Director, Preventive Cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Plutzky is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on preventive cardiology, including problems involving cholesterol and lipids. He is especially known for his unique role bridging basic science and clinical issues that link heart disease to obesity and diabetes. Also an acclaimed teacher and highly sought after speaker, Dr. Plutzky contributions across these areas have drawn recognition that includes the American Heart Association’s Katz Basic Science Prize, the University of Cologne’s Klenck Award, Harvard Medical School’s Tucker Collins Lectureship and the Brigham’s Braunwald Teaching Award.

These interviews are provided by the American Heart Association

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