08 Sep Mortality due to circulatory causes in hot and cold environments in Greece
Tsoutsoubi L, Ioannou LG, Flouris AD. Mortality due to circulatory causes in hot and cold environments in Greece. Scand Cardiovasc J. 2021 Dec;55(6):333-335. doi: 10.1080/14017431.2021.1970801. Epub 2021 Sep 8.
Ambient temperature can affect the survival rate of humans. Studies have shown a relationship between ambient temperature and mortality rate in hot and cold environments. This effect of ambient temperature on mortality seems to be more pronounced in older people. The aim of this study is to examine the effects of thermal stress on cardiovascular mortality and the associated relative risk per degree Celsius in Greek individuals ≥70 years old. Mortality data 1999-2012 were matched with the midday temperature. The present study found a higher circulatory mortality when ambient temperature is below or above the temperature range 6 to 39 °C.