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Cardiology Management

Air pollution linked to changes in cardiac structure

2018 08 Aug

Even low levels of air pollution may cause serious changes in the structure of the heart, similar to those seen in the early stages of heart failure, according to new research partly funded by the British Heart Foundation and published in the journal Circulation. Researchers led by Professor Steffen Petersen, Queen Mary University of London,... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Air pollution associated with ARDS hospitalisation in over 65s

2018 01 Jun

A comparison of hospital admissions of patients over 65 and air pollution in the USA has found an association between exposure to pollutants and admission for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The study was presented at the annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society.   The researchers analysed data by zip code from nearly 30 million... Read more

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Rising Ozone Levels Associated with ARDS

2016 14 Jan

A new study shows that exposure to higher daily levels of ozone is associated with development of acute respiratory disease syndrome (ARDS) in critically ill patients, particularly in trauma patients and current smokers. The findings, reported in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine , indicate that ozone exposure may represent... Read more

Cardiology Management

Experts: Heart Patients To Avoid Rush Hour Traffic

2014 11 Dec

In a paper published this week in the European Heart Journal, heart patients have been advised to avoid being outside during rush hour traffic. The paper was written by experts from the European Society of Cardiology and focuses on air pollution and cardiovascular disease. The authors also recommend decreasing the use of fossil fuels. According... Read more