This Anthropocene Magazine article discusses how climate change takes a toll on the heart.
Doctors know that cold temperatures can trigger heart attacks. But the effect of hot weather on heart attack risk has been more difficult to establish. Now, a team of German researchers has found evidence that heat-induced heart attacks are increasing, suggesting that climate change poses a risk to cardiovascular health.
Source: Chen K. et al. “Temporal variations in the triggering of myocardial infarction by air temperature in Augsburg, Germany, 1987-2014.” European Heart Journal 2019.