Climate change will increase heart deaths氣候變遷會增加心臟病死亡機率

Many more people will die of heart problems as global warming continues, experts are warning. Climate extremes of hot and cold will become more common and this will puts strain on people’s hearts, doctors say.
A study in the British Medical Journal found that each 1C temperature drop on a single day in the UK is linked to 200 extra heart attacks. Heatwaves, meanwhile, increase heart deaths from other causes, as shown by the events in Paris during summer 2003.
Over 11,000 people died in France’s heatwave in the first half of August of that year when temperatures rose to over 40C. Many of these were sudden cardiac deaths related to heart conditions other than heart attack.
That same summer, record-breaking temperatures led to 2,000 excess deaths in the UK. And experts predict that by the 2080s events similar to these will happen every year.
strain:名詞,壓力。例句:Their constant arguments were putting a strain on their marriage.(他們的頻繁爭吵讓婚姻緊繃。)
cause:名詞,原因,理由。例句:The police are still trying to establish the cause of the fire.(警方正嘗試了解起火原因。)
cardiac:形容詞,心臟的。如:cardiac arrest(心跳停止)。

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