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Air pollution and inflammation (interleukin-6, C-reactive protein, fibrinogen) in myocardial infarction survivors.

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BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have found that ambient air pollution has been associated with cardiovascular disease exacerbation. OBJECTIVES: Given previous findings, we hypothesized that particulate air pollution might induce systemic inflammation in myocardial infarction (MI) survivors, contributing to an increased vulnerability to elevated concentrations of ambient particles. METHODS: A prospective longitudinal study of 1,003 MI survivors was performed in six European cities between May 20...

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10.1289/ehp.10021

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Rückerl, R More by this author
Ljungman, P More by this author
Antoniades, C More by this author
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Journal:
Environmental health perspectives
Volume:
115
Issue:
7
Pages:
1072-1080
Publication date:
2007-07-05
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EISSN:
1552-9924
ISSN:
0091-6765
URN:
uuid:83313c53-8ffb-4070-9b59-708f0d5c40df
Source identifiers:
223246
Local pid:
pubs:223246

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