A spike in heart related deaths has been recorded in the months of December and January. The seasonality in heart deaths has been rather confusing even for medical practitioners.
· Cold temperature is not a factor since in New Zealand – where it is summer during the holidays – a 4 percent rise is recorded in heart-related deaths.
· Stress associated with the holidays, changes in diet and drinking more alcohol, less staff at hospitals, and being away from home — those are the primary factors.
- People delay treatment to enjoy the festive holiday whereas other people are released from hospital to enjoy the holiday with loved ones.
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