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Holidays may increase chances of heart attacks, health officials say
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Holidays may increase chances of heart attacks, health officials say

San Antonio – Texas lawmaker Ray Lopez missed the symptoms leading to his heart attack. He said they started a few days earlier.“I wasn’t even thinking a heart attack whenever I had started getting the symptoms a couple of days before I actually got to the hospital. I just thought it was heartburn. I just figured I can just take something over the counter,” he remembers.On a Sunday morning, his wife drove him to the hospital, where he quickly realized he was on the brink of death.“I ask the question, am I having a heart attack? Because I really never was unconscious. And they said, ‘yes, you are,’” he remember the doctors telling him.Lopez wants to use his experience to warn others to listen to their bodies.A report by the American Heart Association said the time between Christmas and N...