Weather-Mortality Association in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure: 5-year Longitudinal Study Across 4 Different Regions in Israel Academic Article uri icon


  • Methods: The study dataset contained everyday counts of death events in CHF patients from November 2001 to June 2005, accompanied by daily weather measurements (temperature and its range, barometric pressure, humidity, and wind speed) in 4 Israeli districts (Southern, Haifa, Central, and Tel-Aviv). The nationally representative cohort was comprised of 14,020 patients hospitalized at least once with a primary discharge diagnosis consistent with decompensated heart failure, 8131 of whom died during the study follow-up. Annual …

publication date

  • January 1, 2011