Global warming may affect your heart, say doctors

Climate change could increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in the future, AP reported on Wednesday, citing medical specialists.

"If it really is a few degrees warmer in the next 50 years, we could definitely have more cardiovascular disease," news agency Associated Press reported Dr. Karin Schenck-Gustafsson, of the department of cardiology at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, as saying.

During the European heat wave in 2003, there were an estimated 35,000 deaths above expected levels in the first two weeks of August, the report added.

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