Project AIRACOS. Journal Medicina Clínica publishes a Special Article entitled Impact of air pollution on inflammation, oxidative stress and 1 year prognosis in patients hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome: design of AIRACOS study.
The journal Medicina Clínica publishes, vol 141 (12), an Special Article, entitled Impact of air pollution on inflammation, oxidative stress and 1 year prognosis in patients hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome: design of AIRACOS study. The objective of this project is to study the relationship between exposure to urban ambient air pollutants and acute coronary syndrome.
Exposure to ambient air pollutants is associated with adverse effects on human health. About 6 million people die every year in the word due to exposure to air pollutants (Link). The World Health Organization advised to the European Union to decrease the concentrations of pollutants in the ambient air of the European cities (Link). Ambient air pollution is linked to an increased risk to suffer cardiovascular diseases. The aim of AIRACOS is to study the relationship between exposure to air pollutants and the risk to suffer acute coronary syndrome. The specific objectives are: 1) to analyze if in patients hospitalized with acute coronary syndrome, the exposure to ambient air particulate pollutants has any relationship with the concentration of inflammatory molecules and concentrations of oxidative stress, and 2) investigate if exposure to ambient air is an independent risk factor in terms of global and cardiovascular mortality, myocardial infarction or unstable angina within the next 30 days and 6 and 12 months.
This study is being developed by the Hospital Universitario de Canarias, Universidad Europea de Canarias, Instituto Universitario de Tecnologías Biomédicas, Izaña Atmopsheric Research Centre, Universidad de La Laguna y Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias.
AIRACOS Project is funded by the Health Research Fund of the Instituto de Salud Carlos III, grant number PI12/00092.
Title: Impact of air pollution on inflammation, oxidative stress and 1-year prognosis in patients hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome: Design of the AIRACOS study. (Link)
Medicina Clínica, Volume 141, Issue 12, 21 December 2013, Pages 529–532