Diesel exhaust inhalation does not affect heart rhythm or heart rate variability.

  title={Diesel exhaust inhalation does not affect heart rhythm or heart rate variability.},
  author={Nicholas L Mills and Alexander Edward Thomas Finlayson and Manuel C Gonzalez and H{\aa}kan T{\"o}rnqvist and Stefan L Barath and Elen Vink and Colin Goudie and Jeremy P. Langrish and Stefan S{\"o}derberg and Nicholas A. Boon and Keith A. A. Fox and Ken Donaldson and Thomas Sandstr{\"o}m and Anders Blomberg and David E. Newby},
  volume={97 7},
OBJECTIVE Exposure to air pollution is associated with increases in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. This study was undertaken to determine the effect of diesel exhaust inhalation on heart rhythm and heart rate variability in healthy volunteers and patients with coronary heart disease. DESIGN AND SETTING Double-blind randomised crossover studies in a university teaching hospital. PATIENTS 32 healthy non-smoking volunteers and 20 patients with prior myocardial infarction… CONTINUE READING
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