Heat waves, aging, and human cardiovascular health.

  title={Heat waves, aging, and human cardiovascular health.},
  author={W. Larry Kenney and Daniel H Craighead and Lacy M. Alexander},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={46 10},
This brief review is based on a President's Lecture presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in 2013. The purpose of this review was to assess the effects of climate change and consequent increases in environmental heat stress on the aging cardiovascular system. The earth's average global temperature is slowly but consistently increasing, and along with mean temperature changes come increases in heat wave frequency and severity. Extreme passive thermal stress… CONTINUE READING
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