diagram explaining the pathophysiological pathways involved in mediating effects of temperature on cardiovascular disease

University of Maryland School of Medicine cardiology fellow Haitham Khraishah is the lead author on a recently published review in Nature titled “Climate change and cardiovascular disease: implications for global health.” The article calls for a collaborative approach in which medical professionals, scientific researchers, public health officials, and policymakers work together to mitigate and limit the effects of global warming. The review provides an overview of the consequences that climate change can have on cardiovascular health resulting from direct exposure to shifts in ambient temperature, air pollution, forest fires, and desert storms, and other extreme weather events. Khraishah and colleagues also propose potential mitigation strategies with an emphasis on collaboration among various sectors.

You can read the article in Nature by visiting this link.

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