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Air pollution raises risk of dying after heart attack
Air pollution raises risk of dying after heart attack

(February 19, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From London - Air pollution is associated with deaths after heart attacks, according to a report published in the European Heart Journal. Researchers reviewed over 150,000 patients who survived hospitalization for acute coronary syndrome, as well air pollution concentrations over a 6 year period. Participants were followed for an average of 3.7 years or until their death.  Results showed that every 10µg/m3 increase air borne particulate matter raised death rates from ACS by 20%.

 
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