Holidays and Heart Attacks: What month did you have your heart attack?

By HeartHawk Latest Reply 2013-11-08 20:31:29 -0600
Started 2012-12-03 11:00:31 -0600

One of my favorite cardiologists, Dr. Richard Fogoros, points out that December is the deadliest month for heart attack and offers his own tips to avoid deadly heart attacks during the holidays.

If you have had one or more heart attacks, what months were they in? Does our community experience back up this findings?


16 replies

kaiya2465 2012-12-19 22:49:34 -0600 Report

I have not per se had a heart attack, but this month I have had 2 mini strokes in 3 days. I live alone & am a little scared. I go back in January again for another stress test, I am just at a complete loss as of what to do, feel, or even think…any suggestions????


HeartHawk 2012-12-21 00:47:53 -0600 Report


Has your doctor discussed or tested you for atrial fibrillation? ABout 20% of all strokes are atributable to this treatable condition. You must press you doc for a cause even if it is only a best guess. There are many different types of tests which can verify or rule out the cause. The bottom line is you cannot treat the problem until you can figure out exactly what the cause is.

Don't settle for mumbo jumbo. Demand a diagnosis!


kaiya2465 2012-12-21 07:11:01 -0600 Report

Morning HH, No he has not tested for that as of yet, he is leaving for good in Jan. which leaves me w/o a dr. In this area a dr has to choose the patient, the patient can no longer choose the dr. I am waiting to hear back if the new one I asked will accept me. I also got word now that I will have to start driving abt 80 miles round trip because most drs here will not see patients that take any chronic pain meds. I do know that my cholesterol test as he put it was great. Will keep you posted, Thank you.

HeartHawk 2012-12-25 19:16:15 -0600 Report


Saw your other post. No doubt you are travelling to Rapid City now. Ask your doc to give you the actual numbers not just "great!" You can post them here for comment. There is A LOT you can do for heart health without your doc if you are willing ot put in a little time. We can help you online!


missouri 1
missouri 1 2012-12-19 09:07:09 -0600 Report

4/1/2012 still having pains and my heart area and lift arm after 8 months
daily led pains ,I walk daily but leg pain ad swelling of legs please advise

harley64 2012-12-13 21:40:51 -0600 Report

I do believe my first heart attack was in spring months, like may, it's been so long, but i do know it wasn't around the holidays. But if you count my last heart attack that was in November last year then just before Thanksgiving Day I had to go through a 4 by-pass surgery.

HeartHawk 2012-12-14 20:41:41 -0600 Report


Hey, good to hear from you again and hope you are doing well. Thanks for adding your powerful experience!


Ted Hutchinson
Ted Hutchinson 2012-12-06 05:17:48 -0600 Report

At the end of Summer Vitamin D levels drop week on week until it's sufficiently warm/sunny to get back into the sun.

It costs very little to keep your vitamin D levels at the summer peak throughout the winter. 1000iu/daily for each 25lbs weight is usually required Grassrootshealth is a vitamin D awareness charity that has evidence based information and a chart showing typical 25(OH)D results relative to different daily supplement intakes.

It's no secret heart disease, myocardial infarction, and early death associate with decreasing plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels.

In the same way we know Vitamin D status has a linear association with seasonal infections and lung function. Lower vit d more colds & flu. pubmed/21736791

Both depression and heart disease are associated with inflammation. Vitamin D is most effective as anti-inflammatory agent at 50ng/ml. We also overlook the fact that conversion of the circulating form of Vitamin D(Calcidiol ) to the active hormonal form (Calcitriol) is much more efficient when omega 3 DHA and magnesium are available in adequate amounts.

Higher levels of vitamin D, omega 3 DHA and magnesium are also associated with lower levels of depression and heart disease.

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