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Cardiovascular disease jumps after snowfall

Posted at 8:08 AM, Feb 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-01 08:08:25-05

Snow can impact people with heart disease.

A new Harvard study found hospital admission for cardiovascular disease drops on days with major snow falls, but jumps by 23 percent two days later.

Researchers say this two-day delay in admissions could reflect difficulties in getting to the hospital in bad weather.

Studies have shown that shoveling heavy snow could be taxing on weak hearts.