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The Effects of Climate Change on Cardiac Health

De Blois, Jonathan; Kjellström, Tord LU ; Agewall, Stefan; Ezekowitz, Justin A.; Armstrong, Paul W. and Atar, Dan (2015) In Cardiology 131(4). p.209-217
Abstract
The earth's climate is changing and increasing ambient heat levels are emerging in large areas of the world. An important cause of this change is the anthropogenic emission of greenhouse gases. Climate changes have a variety of negative effects on health, including cardiac health. People with preexisting medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease (including heart failure), people carrying out physically demanding work and the elderly are particularly vulnerable. This review evaluates the evidence base for the cardiac health consequences of climate conditions, with particular reference to increasing heat exposure, and it also explores the potential further implications.
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Climate change, Cardiac health, Heat exposure
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Cardiology
volume
131
issue
4
pages
209 - 217
publisher
Karger
external identifiers
  • wos:000357834500001
  • scopus:84929691782
ISSN
1421-9751
DOI
10.1159/000398787
language
English
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yes
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40dc4d4a-aea4-4cbe-bc47-025f6fddfa63 (old id 7790586)
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  abstract     = {The earth's climate is changing and increasing ambient heat levels are emerging in large areas of the world. An important cause of this change is the anthropogenic emission of greenhouse gases. Climate changes have a variety of negative effects on health, including cardiac health. People with preexisting medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease (including heart failure), people carrying out physically demanding work and the elderly are particularly vulnerable. This review evaluates the evidence base for the cardiac health consequences of climate conditions, with particular reference to increasing heat exposure, and it also explores the potential further implications.},
  author       = {De Blois, Jonathan and Kjellström, Tord and Agewall, Stefan and Ezekowitz, Justin A. and Armstrong, Paul W. and Atar, Dan},
  issn         = {1421-9751},
  keyword      = {Climate change,Cardiac health,Heat exposure},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {209--217},
  publisher    = {Karger},
  series       = {Cardiology},
  title        = {The Effects of Climate Change on Cardiac Health},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000398787},
  volume       = {131},
  year         = {2015},
}