Air pollution and activation of implantable cardioverter defibrillators in London.

@article{Anderson2010AirPA,
  title={Air pollution and activation of implantable cardioverter defibrillators in London.},
  author={Hugh Ross HR Anderson and Ben Armstrong and Shakoor Hajat and Roy Harrison and Vivienne Monk and Jan Dominik Poloniecki and Adam Timmis and Paul K. Wilkinson},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={405-13}
}
BACKGROUND Air pollution may increase the incidence of ventricular cardiac arrhythmias. We investigated this in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators attending London clinics. METHOD We explored associations between dates of activation of defibrillators and daily concentrations of various metrics of particulate matter and of pollutant gases at lags from 0 to 5 days, using a fixed-stratum case-crossover analysis controlling for confounding factors. RESULTS Over an average of… CONTINUE READING

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