Increased particulate air pollution and the triggering of myocardial infarction.

@article{Peters2001IncreasedPA,
  title={Increased particulate air pollution and the triggering of myocardial infarction.},
  author={Alan Peters and Douglas W. Dockery and J. F. Esteban Muller and Murray A. Mittleman},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2001},
  volume={103 23},
  pages={2810-5}
}
BACKGROUND Elevated concentrations of ambient particulate air pollution have been associated with increased hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease. Whether high concentrations of ambient particles can trigger the onset of acute myocardial infarction (MI), however, remains unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS We interviewed 772 patients with MI in the greater Boston area between January 1995 and May 1996 as part of the Determinants of Myocardial Infarction Onset Study. Hourly concentrations of… CONTINUE READING
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