Should you shovel snow? Know your risk of heart attack and injury before you start

February 14, 2014 7:06 AM

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Should you shovel snow? Know your risk of heart attack and injury before you start

Officials in Howard County reported Thursday night that two men in their 50s died after collapsing while shoveling snow, and a third man was found dead outside his home but it was not clear if he was working in the snow.

“Shoveling snow is a significant physical effort,” said John G. Harold, president of the American College of Cardiology. “Patients who have known coronary disease under management and treatment are obviously a group that would be advised not to shovel snow.”

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