Find out why your heart health may affect how you tolerate the weather at this time of year.
When temperatures rise, your heart has to work harder to keep you cool. If your body doesn’t effectively cool down, you risk heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a very serious condition. Although anyone can experience heat exhaustion or suffer from heat stroke, people with cardiovascular disease are at greater risk.
To learn more about how your heart health can affect your body’s ability to tolerate summer heat, take this quiz.
Can Your Heart Handle The Heat?
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Date Last Reviewed: May 17, 2019
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