CTV bolsters study suggesting increased heart attacks due to extreme weather
A recent study published by CTV News suggests that one in 100 cardiovascular deaths result from extreme cold or hot weather. The solution, the article suggests, is more climate change policies.
“The study found that for every 1,000 cardiovascular deaths, extreme hot days accounted for 2.2 additional deaths, while extreme cold days accounted for 9.1 additional deaths,” CTV reports.
Researchers published their findings in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. The study analyzed 32 million heart-related deaths over the last four decades across 27 countries.
Researchers found that one in 100 cardiovascular-related deaths “may be” attributed to extreme temperature days. During extremely hot days, 2.2 additional cardiovascular deaths per 1,000 were discovered. And, during frigid days, 9.1 more deaths occurred out of 1,000.