Research at Leeds finds heart attacks more deadly during colder months

Monday 11th June 2018

Cardiologists at Leeds have found that heart attacks are more deadly during colder months than in warmer months. The West Yorkshire Primary Percutaneous Coronary Outcome study looked at information from over 4000 patients. The overall number of heart attacks was consistent throughout the year; however the risk of dying within 30 days of a severe heart attack was almost 50% higher in the coldest months. The reason for the difference is still unclear.

Dr Arvin Krishnamurthy lead the research in Leeds. He presented the results at this year’s British Cardiac Society conference and has been featured national and international newspapers as well as on TV. You can read more on the British Heart Foundation’s website here.