Title: Air pollution and thrombosis: an experimental approach
Authors: Nemmar, Abderrahim ×
Nemery, Benoit
Hoylaerts, Marc
Vermylen, Jozef #
Issue Date: Sep-2002
Publisher: Karger
Series Title: Pathophysiology of Haemostasis and Thrombosis vol:32 issue:5-6 pages:349-50
Abstract: Air pollution is associated with cardiovascular mortality. Inhaled ultrafine particles translocate into the blood. Amine-polystyrene ultrafine particles significantly enhance experimental thrombus formation in a damaged hamster vessel and shorten the closure time in the Platelet Function Analyser. Diesel exhaust particles are thrombogenic within one hour of intratracheal instillation and shorten the closure time ex vivo. These experimental observations provide a plausible biological explanation for the epidemiologically established link between air pollution and acute myocardial infarction.
ISSN: 1424-8832
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Occupational, Environmental and Insurance Medicine (-)
Molecular and Vascular Biology
Environment and Health - miscellaneous
Faculty of Medicine - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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