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The Effect of Temperature on Cardiovascular Disease Hospital Admissions Among Elderly People in Thai Nguyen Province, Vietnam

Giang, P.N., Dung do V., Bao Giang, K., et al. (2014). The Effect of Temperature on Cardiovascular Disease Hospital Admissions Among Elderly People in Thai Nguyen Province, Vietnam. Global Health Action. 7:23649.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) admissions from four hospitals over 5 years were merged with weather data to determine if temperature affected hospital admissions among elderly people with CVD. The authors found that CVD admissions increased in the elderly during a period of 4-15 days following exposure to extreme cold, peaking at around a week's time after exposure.
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