Title: Ambient air pollution and acute myocardial infarction
Authors: Vermylen, Jozef ×
Nemmar, Abderrahim
Nemery, Benoit
Hoylaerts, Marc #
Issue Date: Sep-2005
Series Title: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis vol:3 issue:9 pages:1955-1961
Abstract: This review summarizes the nature of ambient air pollutants, which are either gaseous or particulate of various sizes, the latter determining their penetration into the body, the smallest even translocating from the lung into the systemic circulation. It presents the epidemiological evidence linking air pollution to overall mortality, cardiovascular mortality and myocardial infarction, making the distinction between acute and chronic exposure to the pollutants. It reviews mechanistic investigations that have evaluated the links among exposure to pollutants, thrombosis, pulmonary inflammation, arterial vasoconstriction and heart rate variability. It concludes by attempting to integrate current epidemiological and mechanistic observations into a pathophysiological framework that links ambient air pollution to acute myocardial infarction and cardiovascular mortality.
ISSN: 1538-7933
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Molecular and Vascular Biology
Occupational, Environmental and Insurance Medicine (-)
Environment and Health - miscellaneous
Faculty of Medicine - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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