Updated: Dec 31, 2021
Today is Think About It Thursday at Aortic Hope!
In many parts of the country, things are heating up, some areas are experiencing record breaking temperatures
How can this impact the aortic community?
Take a look at the article found in Heart Sisters, written by Carolyn Thomas called This Is Your Heart In Hot Weather, you will learn about how exceedingly and extreme heat can impact any Cardiovascular condition.
"The heart is a fist-sized muscle that pumps blood through your arteries to all organs and tissues throughout your body. When ambient temperatures rise, the heart has to beat faster and work harder to pump blood to the surface of your skin to assist with sweating to cool your body.
If your body cannot cool itself enough, strain is put on the heart, and organs can begin to suffer damage – a potentially fatal condition known as heat stroke."
To read the article in its entirety, click HERE