Assessment of the Space Weather Effect on Human Health in the Arctic Zone Using the Example of Tiksi Settlement

Alena A. Strekalovskaya, PhD*¹; Palmira P. Petrova, PhD, ScD¹; Kirill V. Komzin¹; Larisa A. Malysheva, PhD¹; Sergey N. Samsonov, PhD²; Svetlana S. Parshina, PhD, ScD³; Alla A. Andreeva°

¹North-Eastern Federal University named after MK Ammosov, Yakutsk, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia; ²Institute of Cosmophysic Researches and Aeronomy named after Yu.G. Shafer, Siberian Branch of the RAS, Yakutsk, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia; ³Medical University named after V.I. Razumovsky, Saratov, Russia;°Bulunsky Central District Hospital, Tiksi, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia

*Corresponding author: Alena A. Strekalovskaya, PhD. M. K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University, Yakutsk, the Sakha Republic, Russia. E-mail:

Published: March 15, 2018.  doi: 10.21103/Article8(1)_OA9


In order to assess the space weather effect on the well-being and health of people with cardiovascular pathology in Arctic conditions, we carried out the processing and analysis of space weather parameters and the electronic database of patients with cardiovascular diseases at the Central District Hospital in Tiksi settlement (the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) (RS(Y)). Patients visited the polyclinic or requested an ambulance because their health had deteriorated. As a result of our research, we found some conjunctions of trends in the change in geomagnetic disturbances (Kp-index) and the number of patients' visits to medical institutions for arterial hypertension (AH) in 2015, 2016 and 2017. It can therefore be concluded that geomagnetic disturbances have an impact on the cardiovascular system of a person living at high latitudes.

cardiovascular diseases ● arterial hypertension ● space weather ● geomagnetic activity ● Arctic zone

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