Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest and Airborne Fine Particulate Matter: A Case–Crossover Analysis of Emergency Medical Services Data in Indianapolis, Indiana

@inproceedings{Rosenthal2008OutofHospitalCA,
  title={Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest and Airborne Fine Particulate Matter: A Case–Crossover Analysis of Emergency Medical Services Data in Indianapolis, Indiana},
  author={Frank. S. Rosenthal and John P. Carney and Michael L. Olinger},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2008}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have found particulate matter (PM) < 2.5 microm in aerodynamic diameter (PM2.5) associated with heart disease mortality. Although rapid effects of PM2.5 exposure on the cardiovascular system have been proposed, few studies have investigated the effect of short-term exposures on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). OBJECTIVES We aimed to determine whether short-term PM2.5 exposures increased the risk of OHCA and whether risk depended on subject characteristics or… CONTINUE READING