American Heart Association

Weather changes may be linked to stroke hospitalizations, death rates

Stroke hospitalization and death rates may rise and fall with outdoor temperature and dew points, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014.

Researchers studied a sample of 134,510 people who were 18 or older when admitted to hospitals in 2009-10 for ischemic stroke — […]

Simple Science @Heart: Extreme temperatures may raise risk of premature heart-related death

Just a two day “heat wave” may increase the risk of premature heart-related death.

Researchers found that a heat wave – the hottest one percent of temperatures – for two or more days led to increased cardiovascular death risks. The scientists compared heart-related deaths and daily temperatures in Brisbane, Australia, […]