Many people find it difficult to tolerate the summer heat when temperatures and humidity start to soar.
But if you have a heart condition, you may find it harder than most to handle the heat or to cool down when the air gets hot and steamy. That's because your heart plays a part in helping your body keep cool – and when temperatures rise, your heart has to work harder.
If you're struggling to manage your heart disease, our cardiologists can help.
If you have heart disease, it's important to take precautions during the summer so your body doesn't overheat. Otherwise you risk experiencing heat exhaustion or even heat stroke, which is a very serious condition. Although anyone can experience these conditions when it's hot, people with heart disease are at greater risk.
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