Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

High temps may up admissions, deaths in end-stage renal disease

(HealthDay)—For patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), extreme heat events (EHEs) are associated with increased risk of hospital admission and mortality, according to a study published online Aug. 9 in JAMA Network ...

Cardiology

Protect your heart in the heat

With much of the nation facing a heat advisory this weekend, the American Heart Association, the world's leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is urging people to take precautions to protect ...

Cardiology

Climate Change: Heat-induced heart attack risk on the rise

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 ...

Cardiology

Climate change may increase congenital heart defects

Rising temperatures stemming from global climate change may increase the number of infants born with congenital heart defects (CHD) in the United States over the next two decades and may result in as many as 7,000 additional ...

Cardiology

Extreme heat exposure linked to firefighter heart attacks

Exposure to extreme heat and physical exertion during firefighting may trigger the formation of blood clots and impair blood vessel function, changes associated with increased risk of heart attack, according to new research ...

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