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23 June 2011

Air pollution remains a heart risk

Day-to-day spikes in air pollution seem to be followed by an uptick in hospital admissions for heart attack, a new study in Italy finds.

Day-to-day spikes in air pollution seem to be followed by an uptick in hospital admissions for heart attack, a new study in Italy finds.

Already, the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that people with heart disease and others at risk, including the elderly and people with diabetes or high blood pressure, try to steer clear of congested roadways and spend less time outside on days when air quality is poorer.

 
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