Geomagnetic weather triggers of acute stroke: manmade or heaven sent?

Contact:  Prof. Valery Feigin - vfeigin@aut.ac.nz

This study is a collaborative international project involving individual participant, stroke, and environmental data to determine if environmental factors such as weather, air pollution and geomagnetic activity can trigger the occurrence of stroke.


Evidence is being assessed from individual participant data meta-analysis of 11,157 patients from population-based stroke incidence studies in New Zealand, Australia (two centres), United Kingdom, France, and Sweden.


The International Stroke Incidence Studies Data Pooling Project collaborators are:

  • Baker Heart Research Institute, National Stroke Research Institute, and Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia    Neurological & Mental Health Division, George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Service de Neurologie, Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire, Dijon, France
  • The National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
  • The Clinical Trials Research Unit and Department of Statistics, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
  • University Department of Clinical Neurology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom