Air pollution and cardiovascular injury epidemiology, toxicology, and mechanisms.

@article{Simkhovich2008AirPA,
  title={Air pollution and cardiovascular injury epidemiology, toxicology, and mechanisms.},
  author={Boris Zalman Simkhovich and Michael T. Kleinman and Robert A. Kloner},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={52 9},
  pages={719-26}
}
Recent epidemiologic studies show that increased levels of air pollutants are positively associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Inhalation of air pollutants affects heart rate, heart rate variability, blood pressure, vascular tone, blood coagulability, and the progression of atherosclerosis. Several categories within the general population (i.e., people with pre-existing cardiovascular disease and diabetic and elderly individuals) are considered to be more susceptible to air… CONTINUE READING