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Increased Risk of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Episodes Associated with Acute Increases in Ambient Air Pollution
(National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2006)
Objectives: We reported previously that 24-hr moving average ambient air pollution concentrations were positively associated with ventricular arrhythmias detected by implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). ICDs ...
Residential Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Survival after Heart Failure
(National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2008)
Background: Although patients with heart failure (HF) have been identified as particularly susceptible to the acute effects of air pollution, the effects of long-term exposure to air pollution on patients with this ...
Factors Affecting the Association between Ambient Concentrations and Personal Exposures to Particles and Gases
(National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2005)
Results from air pollution exposure assessment studies suggest that ambient fine particles [particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter ≤ 2.5 μg (PM2.5)], but not ambient gases, are strong proxies of corresponding personal ...
Opposing Effects of Particle Pollution, Ozone, and Ambient Temperature on Arterial Blood Pressure
(National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2012)
Background: Diabetes increases the risk of hypertension and orthostatic hypotension and raises the risk of cardiovascular death during heat waves and high pollution episodes. Objective: We examined whether short-term ...
Health, Wealth, and Air Pollution: Advancing Theory and Methods
(National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2003)
The effects of both ambient air pollution and socioeconomic position (SEP) on health are well documented. A limited number of recent studies suggest that SEP may itself play a role in the epidemiology of disease and death ...
Baseline Repeated Measures from Controlled Human Exposure Studies: Associations between Ambient Air Pollution Exposure and the Systemic Inflammatory Biomarkers IL-6 and Fibrinogen
(National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2009)
Introduction: Systemic inflammation may be one of the mechanisms mediating the association between ambient air pollution and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) and fibrinogen are biomarkers of ...