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Heart Health

25 February 2011

What triggers heart attacks more?

Air pollution triggers more heart attacks than cocaine and poses as high a risk of acute myocardial infarction as alcohol, coffee and physical exertion say researchers.

Air pollution triggers more heart attacks than cocaine and poses as high a risk of acute myocardial infarction as alcohol, coffee and physical exertion say researchers.

Dr Tim Nawrot of Hasselt University in Belgium, who led the study, said he hoped his findings would also encourage doctors to think more often about population level risks.

 

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