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      Influence of Thermal Stress on the Incidence of Acute Myocardial Infarction in a Temperate Climate

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          Using a Poisson regression model the relative incidence of acute myocardial infarctions (AMI) prospectively registered in 8 hospitals within a radius of 50 km during a 2-year period was correlated with the outside conditions characterized by a complete thermophysiological model (Klima-Michel Model) defining thermal stress. An increase in the incidence of AMI related to thermal stress could be demonstrated neither by splitting the study period into 12 equally sized ‘felt-temperature’ classes by months of the year nor by single days. This was confirmed by correlation of the AMI rate with the mean felt-temperature level during the preceding 14 days. Thermal stress caused by the atmospheric conditions in a temperate climate may be too weak to influence significantly the incidence of AMI.

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            S. Karger AG
            July 1998
            14 August 1998
            : 90
            : 1
            : 67-71
            Medizinische Klinik, Innere Medizin III, Kardiologie/Angiologie, Universitätskliniken des Saarlandes, Homburg/Saar, Deutschland
            6820 Cardiology 1998;90:67–71
            © 1998 S. Karger AG, Basel

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