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Heart Experts: Big WI Snow Could Be a Killer

December 9, 2009

MADISON, Wis. - That fresh coating of snow that fell overnight across much of Wisconsin may be pretty - but it's a potential killer. Medical experts say the combination of colder temperatures and the physical stress associated with shoveling that snow, greatly increases the workload on a person's heart.

Dr. Anthony Callisto of Saint Mary's Emergency Center in Sun Prairie, says the first snowfall is a 'perfect storm' for triggering heart attacks.

"Going out there in the cold weather and exercising as vigorously as shoveling snow can really show if people have cardiac problems underlying that maybe they didn't know about."

Callisto says the warning signs of a heart attack can include chest discomfort, radiating upper-body pain and/or breaking out in a cold sweat - but some symptoms are not always obvious.

"I've seen many heart attacks where their presenting symptoms are simply dizziness or even nausea; shortness of breath can also be part of that; pain in the jaw or in the arm."

If there's any question at all, says Callisto, seek immediate medical help. Research indicates the sooner a heart problem is detected and treated, the better the outcome, he adds. The American Heart Association recommends taking frequent rest breaks, avoiding heavy meals just prior to snow-shoveling - or soon after - and using a smaller shovel to limit the weight and stress that increases blood pressure.

Glen Gardner, Public News Service - WI