Directly from China: Hourly Heat Exposure Linked to Increased Risk for Acute Ischemic Stroke

Hourly heat exposure is associated with an increased risk for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) onset, according to a study published online Feb. 28 in JAMA Network Open.

Xinlei Zhu, from Fudan University in Shanghai, and colleagues examined the association between hourly high ambient temperature and onset of AIS in a time-stratified case-crossover study conducted using a nationwide registry with data from more than 200 stroke centers in China. The final analysis included 82,455 patients with AIS.

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