Discover the role of health professionals in the climate change emergency.
This fourth episode of the Health emergency of climate change series will explore the links between climate change and cardiovascular health.
The increase in extreme heat events, temperature variability, and air pollution as a result of climate change has a detrimental impact on cardiovascular health around the world. The worst affected people are those over-65, in lower socioeconomic brackets, and with pre-existing conditions. Last year, The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change reported that between 2000 and 2018, heat-related mortality in people over-65 had increased by 53%.
This episode will cover the scale of this cardiovascular crisis, the range of conditions affected, and the groups who are most at risk. It will also outline the implications for health professionals treating these diseases, their role in communicating with patients about these health threats, and the benefits of a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.
We will be joined by Professor Annette Peters, Director of the Institute of Epidemiology at the Helmholtz Zentrum and Professor of Epidemiology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany, and Dr Leslie Cho, Director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Women’s Cardiovascular Center.
Tuesday 27 April 2021
From 6:00pm to 7:00pm BST