Why cardiologists should be interested in air pollution

H. C. Routledge, Jonathan Geoffrey Ayres, J. N. Townend

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    Abstract

    Despite major improvements in air quality resulting from increasingly stringent legislation, there remains a strong association between daily mortality and current levels of air pollution. Growing epidemiological evidence suggests that many, perhaps the majority, of these deaths are caused by cardiovascular disease.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1383-1388
    Number of pages5
    JournalHeart
    Volume89
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003

    Keywords

    • HEART-RATE-VARIABILITY
    • CAUSE-SPECIFIC MORTALITY
    • C-REACTIVE PROTEIN
    • KAPPA-B ACTIVATION
    • CARBON-MONOXIDE LEVELS
    • TIME-SERIES ANALYSIS
    • HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
    • MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION
    • PARTICULATE MATTER
    • CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASE

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    Routledge, H. C., Ayres, J. G., & Townend, J. N. (2003). Why cardiologists should be interested in air pollution. Heart, 89(12), 1383-1388. https://doi.org/10.1136/heart.89.12.1383