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Association Between Air Temperature and the Incidence of Acute Coronary Heart Disease in Northeast China

Authors Wang X, Jiang Y, Bai Y, Pan C, Wang R, He M, Zhu J

Received 24 October 2019

Accepted for publication 28 December 2019

Published 15 January 2020 Volume 2020:15 Pages 47—52


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Editor who approved publication: Prof. Dr. Zhi-Ying Wu

Xue Wang, 1 Yizeng Jiang, 2 Yingzhe Bai, 3 Chao Pan, 2 Renzi Wang, 4 Miao He, 1 Jinghai Zhu 1

1Institute of Environmental and Health, School of Public Health China Medical University, Shenyang, People’s Republic of China; 2Department of Emergency, Horqin District First People’s Hospital of Tongliao, Tongliao, People’s Republic of China; 3Department of Air Detection Information Technology Support Center, Tongliao Meteorological Observation, Tongliao, People’s Republic of China; 4Department of Clinical Medicine, Air Force Medical University, Xian, People’s Republic of China

Correspondence: Jinghai Zhu
Institute of Environmental and Health, School of Public Health China Medical University, Puhe Road 77, Shenyang, Shenbei 110122, People’s Republic of China
Email [email protected]

Aim: The aim of this study was to examine the association between air temperature and incidence of acute coronary heart disease in Northeast China.
Methods: We obtained coronary heart disease (CHD) daily hospitalization data from January 2017 to June 2019, and collected meteorological data including average daily air temperature, air pressure, relative humidity, wind velocity, sunshine duration and water vapor pressure, for the same period. Totally, This study included data from 6775 patients with CHD.
Results: After adjusting for confounding factors, low air temperature was inversely associated with CHD. Additionally, in the warm season (April–September), the number of daily hospital admissions for CHD was higher (≥ 24.2°C) if the average daily air temperature was low (≤ 15.4°C).
Conclusion: Low air temperature might be a risk factor for CHD among the elderly, especially in the warm season.

Keywords: air temperature, coronary heart disease, elderly, warm season, cold season

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