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How to manage your heart health during the holidays
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How to manage your heart health during the holidays

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A new study by the American Heart Association shows that more people die of a heart attack in the last week of December than any other time of the year.The most wonderful time of the year can quickly become the most tragic time for many people. Planning, shopping and cooking meals can add a lot of pressure on someone’s plate.We spoke to Dr. Malcolm Foster, the Director of Vascular Laboratory at Tennova, Turkey Creek Medical Center. He told us how, unfortunately, your first heart attack could be your last.“We think it’s kind of a perfect storm, so there’s holiday cheer, but there’s holiday stress, and there’s holiday winter weather. Unfortunately, people have a higher number of heart attacks and sudden cardiovascular deaths at the end of December,” Dr. Foster sa...