Climate and environmental triggers of acute myocardial infarction
JournalEuropean Heart Journal
PublisherOxford University Press
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AbstractOver the past few decades, a growing body of epidemiological and clinical evidence has led to heightened concerns about the potential shortand long-term deleterious effects of the environment on cardiovascular health, including the risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This review highlights the increased risk of AMI caused by exposure to air pollution and cold temperatures. These factors should be considered modifiable risk factors in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. The current body of knowledge about the biological mechanisms linking environmental changes to atherothrombotic events and the impact of climate change on cardiovascular health are discussed. Finally, recommendations for prevention and public policy are presented. Copyright The Author 2016.
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