‘Hypothermia means the body temperature has fallen below 35 degrees Celsius or about 95 degrees Fahrenheit. It occurs when your body can’t produce enough energy to keep the internal body temperature warm enough. It can kill you.’ – American Heart Association
“Cold weather sometimes creates a perfect storm of risk factors for cardiovascular problems.
“A mismatch between supply and demand” says Dr. Randall Zusman, a cardiologist with Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.
- Cold weather can decrease the supply of oxygen-rich blood to your heart muscle.
- Such a mismatch-a smaller supply of oxygen to the heart coupled with a greater demand for oxygen by the heart-sets you up for a heart attack.