Navigation Links
Diesel exhaust associated with higher heart attack, stroke risk in men
Date:11/6/2007

ORLANDO, Nov. 6 Increased roadway pollution produced by diesel fuel in vehicles is leading to a cascade of conditions that could result in heart attack or stroke, researchers suggested in the report of a small study presented at the American Heart Associations Scientific Sessions 2007.

United Kingdom and Swedish researchers found that diesel exhaust increased clot formation and blood platelet activity in healthy volunteers which could lead to heart attack and stroke.

The study results are closely tied with previous observational and epidemiological studies showing that shortly after exposure to traffic air pollution, individuals are more likely to suffer a heart attack, said Andrew Lucking, M.D., lead author of the study and a cardiology fellow at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. This study shows that when a person is exposed to relatively high levels of diesel exhaust for a short time, the blood is more likely to clot. This could lead to a blocked vessel resulting in heart attack or stroke.

The double-blind, randomized, cross-over study included 20 healthy men, 21 to 44 years old. They were separately exposed to filtered air (serving as a control) and to diluted diesel exhaust at 300 micrograms per meter cubed (mcg/m3), a level comparable to curbside exposure on a busy street.

Researchers performed the exposures in a specially built diesel exposure chamber. At two hours and at six hours after exposure, researchers allowed a small amount of participants blood to flow through a perfusion chamber. They measured clot formation, coagulation, platelet activation and inflammatory markers after each exposure.

To measure clot formation, researchers used low and high shear rates, recreating flow conditions inside the bodys blood vessels. Compared to filtered air, breathing air with diluted diesel exhaust increased clot formation in the low shear chamber by 24.2 percent and the high shear chamber by 19.1 percent. T
'/>"/>

Contact: Karen Astle
karen.astle@heart.org
214-706-1392
American Heart Association
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Diesel exhaust may increase risk in patients with heart disease
2. New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
3. Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
4. Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
5. Increased distance to physician associated with thicker skin cancer at diagnosis
6. Minorities more likely to have sleep durations associated with increased mortality
7. Income inequality associated with overnourishment and undernourishment in India
8. Maternal depression and controlling behavior associated with increased stress response in infants
9. Nurses describe dedication, frustration associated with their jobs
10. New research shows ACTOS is associated with a 38 percent lower risk of heart attack
11. New research shows ACTOS is associated with a 38 percent lower risk of heart attack
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/24/2014)... 24, 2014 Attorneys handling talcum powder ... update to their website, the Talcum Powder Ovarian ... talcum powder class action lawsuits and ovarian cancer claims. ... ovarian cancer updates at their website, which serves as ... ovarian cancer claims are not the same as class ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Final Cut Pro X plugin ... Film Studios. , “The ProDenoise plugin that allows users to ... said Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “ProDenoise is ... X editors toolbox.” , Final Cut Pro X users can ... footage with ProDenoise from Pixel Film Studios. ProDenoise can quickly ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014 In June 2014, 15 injured ... bicycles, hand cycles and recumbent bicycles nearly 800 miles ... CanAm Veterans’ Challenge . “Capital to Capital,” the ... about this inspiring ride, is now available through multiple ... color photographs taken during the two-week ride, the 92 ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 ... vaccine that U.S. officials are preparing to test in West ... vaccine produced a safe and potent immune response in Africans. ... more than 100 Ugandans in 2009 and 2010, prompted the ... protect a person against infection by Ebola, said study author ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Longer and colder ... newborns who have brain damage from a lack of oxygen, ... disability in newborns with this condition -- called hypoxic ischemic ... to 33.5 degrees Celsius (92.3 Fahrenheit) for 72 hours, experts ... protects the brains of animals, so this study examined if ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Talcum Powder Attorneys Explain Class Action Lawsuits 2Health News:Talcum Powder Attorneys Explain Class Action Lawsuits 3Health News:Talcum Powder Attorneys Explain Class Action Lawsuits 4Health News:Pixel Film Studios released the ProDenoise plugin for Final Cut Pro X today. 2Health News:New Commemorative Book Celebrates CanAm Veterans’ Challenge Bike Ride 2Health News:New Commemorative Book Celebrates CanAm Veterans’ Challenge Bike Ride 3Health News:Early Study Offers Hope for an Ebola Vaccine 2Health News:Early Study Offers Hope for an Ebola Vaccine 3Health News:Early Study Offers Hope for an Ebola Vaccine 4Health News:Greater Cooling of Oxygen-Deprived Infants Fails to Improve Survival 2
... New Ulm Project, which is merging environmental, peer leadership ... with the assistance of a healthcare system, worksites and ... shown a 24 percent reduction in the number of ... the previous five-quarter period of evaluation., This study will ...
... colleagues paired laboratory and epidemiologic data to find that men ... risk for prostate cancer. The scientists say further research ... or new ones that work the same way, to treat ... been used for centuries in folk medicine and for decades ...
... By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, ... you unequivocally in minutes whether a baby is on the ... But, at-home genetic tests -- which may offer tantalizing ... infancy, and genetic counselors are concerned that the results may ...
... April 2011: Highly exciting new data presented today ... (PegIFN-lambda) shows superior virological response in HCV patients ... compared to Pegylated Interferon-alpha (PegIFN-alpha-2a), the current standard ... results are so important because they show PegIFN-lambda ...
... , FRIDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- It,s important to ... activities, says Dr. Steven Greer, of the MCGHealth Sports Medicine ... parents and children. All children should undergo a physical ... inactive for an extended period of time, they should begin ...
... Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of ... acetylation has a previously unrecognized association with one of ... disorders. The findings were published in the latest issue ... one of the primary disease proteins associated with a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Regional prevention project involving 10,000 adults cuts heart attacks by 25 percent 2Health News:Regional prevention project involving 10,000 adults cuts heart attacks by 25 percent 3Health News:Heart drug cuts prostate cancer risk; holds potential for therapeutic use 2Health News:Heart drug cuts prostate cancer risk; holds potential for therapeutic use 3Health News:Do At-Home Genetic Tests Tell Too Much and Explain Too Little? 2Health News:Do At-Home Genetic Tests Tell Too Much and Explain Too Little? 3Health News:PegIFN-lambda shows superior virological response and improved safety than PegIFN-alpha-2a 2Health News:Tips for Keeping Young Athletes Safe 2Health News:Penn study suggests another avenue for detecting Alzheimer's disease 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 23, 2014  Lockton Dunning Benefits, the ... Companies, announced the addition of Vice President ... Lockton Dunning,s Pharmacy Consulting team, Excelsior Solutions. ... industry experience to the position.  Most recently, she ... at Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, where she has held ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... RALEIGH, N.C. , Dec. 23, 2014  Endo ... ENDP ) (TSX: ENL), and BioDelivery Sciences ... that they have submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) ... and Drug Administration (FDA).  Buprenorphine HCl Buccal Film is ... to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... ALISO VIEJO, Calif. , Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... moved into expanded corporate offices in Aliso ... President, announced that due to the tremendous growth and ... critically needed. Sales of patented SnoreRx, the anti snore ... administrative offices. He said, "We are now in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kim Foerster Joins Lockton Companies 2Endo Pharmaceuticals and BioDelivery Sciences Announce NDA Submission for Buprenorphine HCl Buccal Film for the Management of Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain 2Endo Pharmaceuticals and BioDelivery Sciences Announce NDA Submission for Buprenorphine HCl Buccal Film for the Management of Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain 3Endo Pharmaceuticals and BioDelivery Sciences Announce NDA Submission for Buprenorphine HCl Buccal Film for the Management of Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain 4Endo Pharmaceuticals and BioDelivery Sciences Announce NDA Submission for Buprenorphine HCl Buccal Film for the Management of Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain 5
... PARIS, September 13, 2010 ... ... var ... by longUrl, so we need to grab the first one. for (var r in data.results) { first_result ...
... 11 The Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour is ... of free heart health examinations in San Antonio,s McAllister ... September 17, certified veterinary cardiologists will be performing on ... well as educating owners about canine heart disease. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Biosystems International Merges With Microbiochips 2Biosystems International Merges With Microbiochips 3Biosystems International Merges With Microbiochips 4Biosystems International Merges With Microbiochips 5Biosystems International Merges With Microbiochips 6Biosystems International Merges With Microbiochips 7Free Dog Heart Checks at McAllister Park 2Free Dog Heart Checks at McAllister Park 3
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: