JACC: Climate Change, Environmental Pollution, and the Role of Cardiologists of the Future

The debilitating consequences of environmental exposures on cardiovascular health, exacerbated by the effects of climate change, make it imperative to include environmental cardiology in training programs for fellows and early career cardiologists, according to a FIT and Early Career Section Column article recently published in JACC. Haitham Khraishah, MD; Sarju Ganatra, MBBS, FACC; and Sadeer G. Al-Kindi, MD, FACC, propose educational curricula valuable for future cardiologists, point out opportunities for both patient and environmental advocacy, and present research opportunities in investigating connections between cardiovascular disease outcomes and climate change. Read more. In an accompanying response, Alexandra Schneider, PhD; Dan Atar, MD; and Stefan Agewall, MD, PhD, FACC, write, "Developments in this field could be faster, if information on the integration of climate change and health or planetary health into teaching and training curriculums were collected and shared internationally."