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Many citizens of eastern Ontario have cleared the entrances to their homes after a heavy snowfall in the region. (File photo)


Two people in Renfrew County, aged between 50 and 70, died of cardiac arrest on Saturday while that they were shoveling.

The county's chief paramedic, Michael Nolan, did not provide the names of the victims, their ages or any other information about them.

Any loss of life is a tragedy that hits a community like Renfrew County especially hard, Nolan said.

After the heavy snowfall in eastern Ontario on Saturday, Mr. Nolan said many citizens of Renfrew County were busy shoveling at home, including the two victims. In each case, passers-by attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation and quickly called emergency services.

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Renfrew County Chief Paramedic Michael Nolan advises people who have to shovel large volumes of snow to do so in batches sequences and respecting their physical capabilities.

After being transported to hospital, the victims lost their lives.

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Nolan says that after heavy snowfall, paramedics often expect to receive calls about injuries or other medical complications, such as falls and falls. shortness of breath.

We want to help people reduce the risk of injury or death pacing themselves and thinking about how they prepare and feel as they exert their energy while shoveling.

A quote from Renfrew County Chief Paramedic Michael Nolan

Renfrew County's chief paramedic recommends paying close attention to pre-cardiac arrest symptoms, including dizziness, chest pain and shortness of breath. If anyone experiences these symptoms, Nolan suggests calling paramedics as quickly as possible.

An exercise physiologist in Gatineau, Stéphan Ouimette, recalls that every year, people lose their lives when they shovel. He points out that shoveling is often done quickly and requires intense effort. According to him, when you shovel, the heart works much harder and in a shorter period than when you practice other daily physical activities. This can cause cardiorespiratory discomfort, he warns.

Mr. Ouimette advises warming up before shoveling. He says this habit can help improve blood circulation and heart regularity.

If a person is at risk of heart disease or has previously suffered a cardiovascular arrest, authorities recommend that they be monitored by someone #x27;one while she shovels.

With information from Jean-Sébastien Marier andCBCNews

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