Air Pollution Preconditions for Heart Attacks


A retrospective cohort study of stroke onset: Implications for characterizing short term effects from ambient air pollution  (27 page pdf,  Julie YM Johnson, Paul J Villeneuve, Dion Pasichnyk and Brian H Rowe, Environmental Health, Oct. 6, 2011)

Today we review an interesting look at what difference it makes when using the date that a stroke patient is taken to hospital (vs. the time of stroke onset) and using the level of local pollution at the residence(vs. ambient level for city).  Conclusion is that it makes little difference in this case- but may when the patient is more mobile or when the patient is exposed to pockets of high pollution.

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