Association between heat stroke and ischemic heart disease: A national longitudinal cohort study in Taiwan

Published: 5 October 2018
Author(s): Min-Feng Tseng, Chu-Lin Chou, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Wu-Chien Chien, Ying-Kai Chen, Hsiu-Chien Yang, Pauling Chu
Issue: October 2018
Section: Original Article

The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between heat stroke and ischemic heart disease (IHD), in a nationwide population using a longitudinal approach. We retrospectively examined the data from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) in Taiwan, for patients examined between 2000 and 2013. In total, 628 patients with a heat stroke episode were enrolled and matched with 1256 patients without any history of a heat stroke episode by propensity score matching at a ratio of 1:2.