The Effects of Climate Change on Cardiac Health.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

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 pre-existing 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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • De Blois, J; Kjellstrom, T; Agewall, S; Ezekowitz, JA; Armstrong, PW; Atar, D

Published Date

  • 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 131 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 209 - 217

PubMed ID

  • 25997478

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1421-9751

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1159/000398787


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Switzerland