Impact of Heatwave on Critical Care of Cardiovascular Disease Patients

Document Type : Letter


Atherosclerosis Research Center, Clinical Sciences Institute, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.



Recently many reports have remarked raised mortality for various reasons in the summer monthes in extremely high weather temperatures. Heatwave is when the weather is hotter than usual and is a public health hazard. Climate change poses global health risks. To sufficiently rescue patients from heat waves and utilize public resources, it is necessary to comprehend were daytime heat waves raise mortality risk. The findings proved the necessity of developing warning techniques in summer. Public health workers should take action to educate communities on the health risks of heat waves and teach them how important it is to reduce exposure to heat and increase access to a cool environment. Policymakers should execute an early warning system to control negative heat wave impacts on patients, including early alerts and advisories, and implement various emergency measures to mitigate the heat dangers. Meanwhile, adding staff and increasing their rotation for hospitals, clinics, and health care during heat waves is essential. In religious ceremonies during summer, critical care of vulnerable people should be considered.


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