Doctors Warn Of "Christmas Coronaries"

The holidays should be a joyous time between family and friends, but doctors say the day after Christmas is historically one of the most dangerous days of the year. It's called "Christmas coronaries" and they seem to hit people when they least expect it.

From last minute shopping, to wrapping gifts, to dealing with the traffic, Christmas can be a stressful time of the year. Studies show there's a surge of cardiac cases in the days after the Christmas more than any other time of year. Cardiologists say people will ignore, chest pain and shortness of breath, and blame it on their heavy meal or for drinking too much.

Doctors advise you should take precautions to keep you out of the emergency room this Christmas.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 23, 2010 at 09:04 AM
    "Doctors advise you should take precautions to keep you out of the emergency room this Christmas." Okay where is the rest of the story. What precautions, don't leave us hanging.
  • by From Onslow Location: To Norfolk on Dec 23, 2010 at 04:00 AM
    I am already worked up about the ride up 17. I trust our driving, but absolutely have no faith in other drivers. At least they backed the snow forecast to later Saturday. Cell phones, snow, 30o temps and even one beer cars and a 55mph speed limit are not great combinations. I won't even have wine with dinner.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 23, 2010 at 03:45 AM
    "Inlaw Mania".
  • by Original C on Dec 22, 2010 at 10:48 PM
    I'd think there would be more danger of having a "Christmas coronary" after you get that Visa card statement next January.
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