Heart Health Twitter Quiz: Snow Shoveling


True or False: If you have coronary heart disease, you should not shovel the driveway.

  • True
  • False

Answer: True

In their book, Heart 411, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen say:
Each year, shoveling snow sends more than 11,000 people to the hospital. While most have orthopedic injuries, 7 percent have cardiac problems, and many of these are heart attacks. In the person with coronary artery disease, the spikes in heart rate and blood pressure associated with shoveling snow can trigger a heart attack. If you have coronary artery disease, stay safe and take care of your heart: hire a neighborhood teenager or a local snow plow to take care of your driveway.

  • Kelly Luke

    I always ate butter. Makes sense, it’s real. Tastes better. I like salt. Red meat doesn’t always agree with me, same with too much dairy. Sad, I love ice cream. I didn’t always listen to the latest scientific findings. I use MY common sense. Which is not always reliable. So I investigate when I need to.

  • Alba Leclerc

    In other words… eat Italian, not Itamerican.

  • SloopJB

    This fixation on cholesterol is quite antiquated, get with the program Cleveland!
    Cutting carbs sorts it all out, fat (incl saturated fat) is good. Do it radically and you lose lots of weight too, then ease off once you’ve reached your desired weight.