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Articles tagged ‘air pollution’

January 14, 2016

Decline in air pollution masking major problems in UK cities

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is disappointed with the air quality plans released recently and concerned that new emissions data might be interpreted positively when the UK population continues to live with a serious air pollution problem.1

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May 28, 2015

BHF urges Supreme Court to get tough on UK air pollution

Supreme Court judges must force the UK Government to speed up its plans to improve UK air quality, in order to protect the nation’s hearts from the adverse effects of air pollution, according to a recent statement from the British Heart Foundation.

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June 26, 2014

Air pollution linked to AF and pulmonary embolism

Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF) and pulmonary embolism, although the impact of pollution on directly increasing risk of myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke is less clear, according to a large study published recently in Heart.1

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April 30, 2014

Air and noise pollution a dangerous cardiovascular cocktail

Exercise whilst commuting, such as for pedestrians and cyclists, has an influence on inhaled particulate matter (PM) and PM lung-deposited dose, which are significantly associated with reduced heart rate variability (HRV), according to a study published recently in Science of The Total Environment.1

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December 20, 2013

Will pollution app save London lives?

As we have reported in past updates, studies have repeatedly shown a significant association between levels of air pollution and acute cardiovascular events – including acute coronary syndromes, heart failure, atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias. Shifting air pollution levels across London, and the best routes to avoid concentrated areas, can now be viewed using the CityAir app produced by the City of London Corporation and King’s College London.

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May 22, 2013

Long-term exposure to traffic pollution increases risk of heart disease

Long-term exposure to fine particle matter (PM) air pollution, in part derived from traffic pollution, is associated with atherosclerosis independent of traffic noise, according to a study1 presented at the EuroPRevent 2013 congress in Rome.

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August 19, 2009

Air Pollution Raises Arrhythmia Risk In MI Patients

Autonomic dysregulation and arrhythmia can occur in selected patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) when they are exposed to air pollution, according to a recently published randomized longitudinal study conducted in Padua.

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