An epidemiological appraisal of the association between heart rate variability and particulate air pollution: a meta-analysis
Pieters, Nicky Plusquin, Michelle Cox, Bianca Kicinski, Michal Vangronsveld, Jaco Nawrot, Tim S # ×
BMJ Pub. Group
Heart vol:98 issue:15 pages:1127-1135
Studies on the association between short-term exposure to ambient air pollution and heart rate variability (HRV) suggest that particulate matter (PM) exposure is associated with reductions in measures of HRV, but there is heterogeneity in the nature and magnitude of this association between studies. The authors performed a meta-analysis to determine how consistent this association is.