Record Snowfall in Buffalo NY
You may have seen the snow in Buffalo NY this past week, up to what appears to be 8' in some places! The latest report today indicates 8 snow related deaths, 5 of them from heart attacks. Every year as a paramedic in Denver the first heavy snow of the year would bring the early morning calls for heart attack victims, sometimes 3-4 within the city itself. These were typically males in late forties through early 60's who were in reasonable physical condition. Needless to say none of them expected that the exertion of shoveling snow would be enough to trigger a heart attack!