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Volume 20   •   Number 12  •  December 2023

Stroke Incidence Peak During the Holidays

The holidays are a season of joy, sharing, and feasting. But they also are a primetime for strokes and other cardiovascular events. “A common term we use to describe this phenomenon is holiday heart,” says cardiologist Marwah Shahid, MD, UCLA Department of Cardiology. “This refers to the increased prevalence of …

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