Can Your Heart Stand the Heat?

Take these steps to prevent summer heat from aggravating your heart condition.

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When blood is redirected to the skin to cool the body, it may compromise the heart's blood supply. Dehydration from fluid loss due to sweating causes the heart to pump faster and work harder and may increase the tendency for blood to clot. Add high humidity, which further interferes with the body's cooling mechanisms, and you could have a potentially dangerous situation for anyonewith heart disease.
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