New study: air pollution, hearth disease and endothelial activation


The journal Biomarkers publishes a new study to investigate the relationship between the exposure to air pollutants, biomarkers of inflammation and coagulation and the development of cardiovascular diseases.



The study was performed in Tenerife with a set of 307 patients admitted consecutively. The role of the exposure to air pollutants and to meteorological variables was assessed. It was found that patients originally admitted with Acute Coronary Syndrome and readmitted within the next 360 days were exposed to higher concentrations of back carbon. This association was not observed in patients readmitted within the next 7 days.


Exahust of a diesel vehicle illustrating black carbon emission

Black carbon is an air pollutants emitted in combustion processes, specially by diesel vehicles, including buses and lorries.



Authors: Alberto Dominguez-Rodriguez, Pedro Abreu-Gonzalez, Sergio Rodríguez, Pablo Avanzas & Ruben A. Juarez-Prera.

Title: Short-term effects of air pollution, markers of endothelial activation, and coagulation to predict major adverse cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndrome: insights from AIRACOS study.


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