According to data collected by the National Center for Health Statistics, more people have heart attacks around the holidays than any other time of the year. The reasons for this doctors postulate are many including holiday stress, loneliness, skipped doctor’s appointments, lack of exercise, poor diet and especially binge drinking, which all can cause a medical condition commonly referred to as holiday heart.
Yesterday, Dr. Ravish Sachar, cardiologist with Wake Heart & Vascular Associates, was interviewed by WTVD-TV’s Mathew Mendez about ways to make sure you and your family stay healthy and well during the holiday season. In case you missed it, read story interview online. Triangle residents can also take comfort in the fact that the WakeMed Heart Center is one of the few on the East Coast with a staffed cath lab open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You can feel secure knowing you will receive the same top notch care whether you have a heart attack at 2 pm or 2 am on Christmas Day or any other day of the year.