HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Air pollution linked to heart attack

Sept. 26, 2005 - Scientists have discovered a link between ambient air pollution and acute myocardial infarction, or heart attack.

An article published in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis looks specifically at airborne particulate matter resulting mainly from the combustion of fuel, including coal and also from forest fires. Evidence shows that both short- and long-term exposure to these particulates is associated with death from cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses, and more specifically from myocardial infarction.

Additionally, this research, based on a previous study, reveals that those patients with damaged arteries are most at risk to suffer from lung inflammation and fatal blood clots.

Each year, 1.1 million people experience myocardial infarction, which results from the obstruction of a diseased coronary artery.

This study is published in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. Media wishing to receive a PDF of the article, please contact medicalnews@bos.blackwellpublishing.net. Also available are two letters to the editor (Effects of ambient ozone on the procoagulant status and systemic inflammatory response by Hermans et al and Exposure to diesel exhaust nanoparticles does not induce blood hypercoagulability in an at-risk population by Blomberg et al.) which challenge these results. They are also available to media upon request.

Anyone sensitive to the issue and willing to contribute to help investigating further into the mechanisms involved with thrombosis and haemostasis associated with air pollution are welcome to send their comments to the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis at editor@journalth.com. All submissions will be evaluated for publication in a special JTH Forum.


'"/>

Contact: Sharon Agsalda
medicalnews@bos.blackwellpublishing.net
781-388-8507
Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
26-Sep-2005


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. First nationwide child health and air pollution study commences
2. Smoking ban dramatically reduces air pollution in Irish pubs
3. Texas A&M study proves pollution from China And India affecting worlds weather
4. High hourly air pollution levels more than double stroke risk
5. Mercury pollution threatens health worldwide, scientists say
6. UK record heatwave and rising pollution observed by eyes in the sky: Images reveal hotspots
7. Air pollution increases death risk in people with certain diseases
8. Reducing fine particulate air pollution cuts mortality risk
9. Exposure to fine particle air pollution linked with risk of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases
10. Indoor pollution from cooking on wood stoves affects women in developing countries
11. Taking a taxi could increase your exposure to pollution

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/31/2020)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... leadership experience working, both directly with persons with autism and other developmental disabilities, ... expertise includes early intervention, parent education, adolescents with autism, school consultation, and staff ...
(Date:8/29/2020)... ... 2020 , ... When professor and author Randy Pausch was diagnosed with pancreatic ... Rather than become melancholic, however, he put together a final lecture in Carnegie Hall ... took a negative situation and turned it into something that inspired millions of people ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... WHAT , Hespiro™ is ... with respiratory conditions, including COVID-19, while reducing the need for scarce mechanical ventilators. ... exhaled gas and scrubs it free of carbon dioxide in a completely closed ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... With in-person ... out to continue helping the specialty-diet community connect with great, gluten-free brands. At ... coupons, enter giveaways, chat with brands & watch over 50 educational classes... all ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, ... in Synchronous Health, a tech-enabled behavioral health and well-being solutions provider. , ... with artificial intelligence (AI) to increase access and quality of behavioral health services, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... Dr. ... bringing a unique perspective and approach. Armed with her qualifications from Ross University ... share her knowledge of the human body with the nation and world. With ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... August 27, 2020 , ... Bleep LLC, maker of ... sleep apnea patient, is the company’s new spokesperson. , “In my line of work, ... when I found the Bleep DreamPort it was a Bleeping no brainer for me,” ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... August 26, 2020 , ... ScripHessco has announced the ... infographic breaks down ways that chiropractors can help heal sports injuries and get ... “Athletes have an unusual amount of pressure and stress on their bodies, so ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: