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Title: Climate and environmental triggers of acute myocardial infarction
Authors: Claeys, Marc J.
Rajagopalan, Sanjay
Nawrot, Tim S.
Brook, Robert D.
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL, 38(13), p. 955-960b
Abstract: Over the past few decades, a growing body of epidemiological and clinical evidence has led to heightened concerns about the potential shortand long-term deleterious effects of the environment on cardiovascular health, including the risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This review highlights the increased risk of AMI caused by exposure to air pollution and cold temperatures. These factors should be considered modifiable risk factors in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. The current body of knowledge about the biological mechanisms linking environmental changes to atherothrombotic events and the impact of climate change on cardiovascular health are discussed. Finally, recommendations for prevention and public policy are presented.
Notes: [Claeys, Marc J.] Univ Antwerp Hosp, Dept Cardiol, Wilrijkstraat 10, B-2650 Antwerp, Belgium. [Rajagopalan, Sanjay] Univ Maryland, Ctr Heart, Baltimore, MD 21201 USA. [Nawrot, Tim S.] Hasselt Univ, Ctr Environm Sci, Hasselt, Belgium. [Nawrot, Tim S.] Leuven Univ, Dept Publ Hlth & Primary Care, Ctr Environm & Hlth, Leuven, Belgium. [Brook, Robert D.] Univ Michigan, Div Cardiovasc Med, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/24106
DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehw151
ISI #: 000397915000009
ISSN: 0195-668X
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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