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Air Pollution Exposure: A Trigger for Myocardial Infarction?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine.
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2010 (English)In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, E-ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 7, no 4, 1486-1499 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The 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.

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2010. Vol. 7, no 4, 1486-1499 p.
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air pollution, myocardial infarction, trigger, onset, case cross-over design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-136305DOI: 10.3390/ijerph7041486ISI: 000277119600012PubMedID: 20617041OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-136305DiVA: diva2:377154
Available from: 2010-12-13 Created: 2010-12-11 Last updated: 2012-07-25Bibliographically approved

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