Atrial fibrillation hospitalization is not increased with short-term elevations in exposure to fine particulate air pollution.

@article{Bunch2011AtrialFH,
  title={Atrial fibrillation hospitalization is not increased with short-term elevations in exposure to fine particulate air pollution.},
  author={Thomas Jared Bunch and Benjamin D. Horne and Samuel J. Asirvatham and JoannaM. Day and Brian G. Crandall and Jeffrey P. Weiss and Jeffrey S. Osborn and Jeffrey L Anderson and Joseph Brent Muhlestein and Donald L. Lapp{\'e} and Christina Pope},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 11},
  pages={
          1475-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have observed that short-term exposure to elevated concentrations of particulate matter (PM) air pollution increases risk of acute ischemic heart disease events and heart failure hospitalization, alters cardiac autonomic function, and increases risk of arrhythmias. This study explored the potential associations between short-term elevations in PM exposure and atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS AND RESULTS A case-crossover study design was used to explore… CONTINUE READING
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