Navigation Links
Smog Contributes to Dangerous Heart Rhythm Disorders

TUESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- The role that air pollution plays in heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias) that can cause sudden death may be underestimated, according to researchers.

A small study of 25 healthy people without heart disease found detectable changes in the heart's electrical system when the participants were exposed to polluted air.

The findings suggest that air pollution may interfere with the heart's ability to reset its electrical properties in an orderly manner, said the researchers. This can lead to arrhythmias, which can cause sudden cardiac death in some people.

The fact that air pollution can have this effect on healthy people indicates that people with heart disease may be at even greater risk from air pollution than previously believed, the study authors said.

They called for more research into the link between air pollution and arrhythmias, along with greater physician awareness and participation in efforts to increase public knowledge about the danger and to reduce air pollution.

The study appears in the Jan. 11 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has more about air pollution and cardiovascular disease.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Journal of the American College of Cardiology, news release, Jan. 3, 2011

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Vasont Systems Contributes Content Management Expertise to New Book on Virtual Collaborative Writing
2. BU Study Contributes to Online Health Education Debate
3. NACDS Foundation Contributes $150,000 to Haiti Relief Efforts
4. Violence in inner city neighborhoods contributes to trouble with asthma
5. Citywide smoking ban contributes to significant decrease in maternal smoking, pre-term births
6. Energy Drinks, Alcohol a Dangerous Mix
7. Snoring Man Sets Bed On Fire - Relates Dangerous Stop Snoring Story
8. Predicted Red Tide Could Make Shellfish a Dangerous Dish
9. More Familiar Roads More Dangerous for Drivers
10. Varicose Veins May Put Some at Risk for Dangerous Blood Clots
11. Hope for Inherited, Dangerously High Cholesterol
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Smog Contributes to Dangerous Heart Rhythm Disorders
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... "FCPX editors can now ... of Final Cut Pro X," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. ... Final Cut Pro X users can now reveal the media of their split ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... A revolution is underway. Brooklyn-based ... experience for the millions of people who require these medical transport services annually. ... through the use of technology. Now, SmartEMS has put forth an industry-changing app ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, ... of the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, ... the city’s history as home to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer ... through a fitness app. The fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading ... a one size fits all type program , They don’t eliminate all the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn to Dr. ... Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization to include ... in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction of Glenn ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Mass. , June 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, ... pharmaceutical company developing innovative inhaled drugs, announced today that ... Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of ... "This is an important milestone for Pulmatrix," ... will increase shareholder awareness of our progress in developing ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Calif. , June 23, 2016 Any dentist ... many challenges of the current process. Many of them do ... of the technical difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. And ... to offer it at such a high cost that the ... it. Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ANGELES , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused ... therapeutics, today announced that patient enrollment in its ... in Duchenne) has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient ... enrollment in the third quarter of 2016, and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: