Climate change and cardiovascular disease: Part 1

Expert/s: Dr Fiona Foo

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In this episode:

  • Human influence, in particular the burning of fossil fuels has caused global warming (global boiling)
  • This climate crisis is a health emergency, it’s affecting physical and mental health of patients globally
  • Extreme heat and air pollution increases cardiovascular disease deaths, especially from Ischaemic heart disease but also from heart failure, stroke and cardiac arrest
  • It’s important to identify those patients at risk (elderly, young, underlying illness, outside workers, low social economic status) and discuss behavioural and hydration advice and review their medication


Guest: Dr Fiona Foo, Clinical and Interventional Cardiologist

Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator

Total time: 29 minutes


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Last Updated: 29 Feb, 2024

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Clinical and Interventional Cardiologist; Sydney Cardiology Group; Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA); Macquarie University Hospital; Sydney Adventist Hospital

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