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Effects of Weather on Heart Failure

 Lag effects of temperature and other meteorological parameters on heart failure events were limited but present.  -Highlights- Dropping temperatures and changes in atmospheric pressure can lead to an increase in the risk of heart failure for elderly people. We measured the lag effects of temperature, relative humidity, atmospheric pressure and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) on hospitalizations and deaths for heart failure in elderly diagnosed with this disease on a 10-year period in the province of Quebec, Canada. We observed an… Keep Reading

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