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Germany : Climate change – Heat-induced heart attack risk on the rise

Source: Helmholtz Zentrum München (Centre allemand de recherche pour la santé environnementale) (HZM), 12/03/2019

Heart attack, or myocardial infarction, is the number one cause of death worldwide. A study published in the European Heart Journal by scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München and colleagues from a range of other Bavarian institutions shows that the risk of suffering a heat-induced heart attack has increased significantly in recent years. During the same period of time, no comparable changes in cold weather heart attack risks have been recorded.

Read the study here.

This news is related to one of the 12 themes of the World Conference on Health and Climate Change.

You can find all the information on the theme “Adapting to heat waves in urban areas” by following the link

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