Impact of Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Exposure During Wildfires on Cardiovascular Health Outcomes

@inproceedings{Haikerwal2015ImpactOF,
  title={Impact of Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Exposure During Wildfires on Cardiovascular Health Outcomes},
  author={Anjali Haikerwal and Muhammad Akram and Anthony Del Monaco and Karen Judd Smith and Malcolm Ross Sim and Mick Meyer and Andrew Tonkin and Michael J Abramson and Martine N Dennekamp},
  booktitle={Journal of the American Heart Association},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Epidemiological studies investigating the role of fine particulate matter (PM2.5; aerodynamic diameter <2.5 μm) in triggering acute coronary events, including out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and ischemic heart disease (IHD), during wildfires have been inconclusive. METHODS AND RESULTS We examined the associations of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, IHD, acute myocardial infarction, and angina (hospital admissions and emergency department attendance) with PM2.5 concentrations during… CONTINUE READING