Particulate air pollution and coronary heart disease.

  title={Particulate air pollution and coronary heart disease.},
  author={Boris Zalman Simkhovich and Michael T. Kleinman and Robert A. Kloner},
  journal={Current opinion in cardiology},
  volume={24 6},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Air pollution poses a significant health risk. The article focuses on the adverse effects of air pollution on the cardiovascular system. RECENT FINDINGS Short-term and long-term studies clearly indicate that relatively modest exposures to particulate matter in the ambient air are associated with increased morbidity and mortality due to coronary heart disease. In humans, inhalational exposure to particulate air pollutants decreases heart rate variability, causes ST-segment… CONTINUE READING
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