(WJBK) - It is getting colder outside, what does that mean for your risk of a heart attack?
A new study links the risk of a heart attack with the colder temperatures
"It is a very powerful study of 275,000 patients," said Dr. Shukri David, cardiology chief, Ascension Michigan. "They were monitored in cold weather and seasonal weather and we noticed there was higher incidents during cold, seasonal weather in (32 degrees or less)."
In the colder weather, arteries go into constriction, David said, leading to heart attacks.
Learn more about how to protect yourself by watching the video above.