Air Pollution Exposure—A Trigger for Myocardial Infarction?
AbstractThe association between ambient air pollution exposure and hospitalization for cardiovascular events has been reported in several studies with conflicting results. A case-crossover design was used to investigate the effects of air pollution in 660 first-time myocardial infarction cases in Stockholm in 1993–1994, interviewed shortly after diagnosis using a standard protocol. Air pollution data came from central urban background monitors. No associations were observed between the risk for onset of myocardial infarction and two-hour or 24-hour air pollution exposure. No evidence of susceptible subgroups was found. This study provides no support that moderately elevated air pollution levels trigger first-time myocardial infarction. View Full-Text
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Berglind, N.; Ljungman, P.; Möller, J.; Hallqvist, J.; Nyberg, F.; Rosenqvist, M.; Pershagen, G.; Bellander, T. Air Pollution Exposure—A Trigger for Myocardial Infarction? Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 1486-1499.
Berglind N, Ljungman P, Möller J, Hallqvist J, Nyberg F, Rosenqvist M, Pershagen G, Bellander T. Air Pollution Exposure—A Trigger for Myocardial Infarction? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2010; 7(4):1486-1499.Chicago/Turabian Style
Berglind, Niklas; Ljungman, Petter; Möller, Jette; Hallqvist, Johan; Nyberg, Fredrik; Rosenqvist, Mårten; Pershagen, Göran; Bellander, Tom. 2010. "Air Pollution Exposure—A Trigger for Myocardial Infarction?" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 7, no. 4: 1486-1499.