Increased Particulate Air Pollution and the Triggering of Myocardial Infarction

12 Jun 2001Annette Peters, Douglas W. Dockery, James E. Muller, Murray A. Mittleman

The present study suggests that elevated concentrations of fine particles in the air may transiently elevate the risk of MIs within a few hours and 1 day after exposure

Cross-section study
1 effect
772 subjects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

PM25 Outdoor Air Pollution Contaminant risk & protective factor

Heart Attack (Myocardial infarction - ACS) Cardiovascular outcome
Increased risk of Heart Attack (Myocard...
Cardiovascular system

Moderate evidence
69.0%