HEAPSSHealth Effects of Air Pollution on Susceptible Subpopulations
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Associations of traffic related air pollutants with hospitalisation for first acute myocardial infarction: the HEAPSS study.
HEAPSS involved 22,006 survivors of a first acute MI in five European cities--Rome; Stockholm; Barcelona, Spain; Helsinki, Finland; and Augsburg, Germany--who were followed during 1992-2000.
The key finding in HEAPSS was that the study hypothesis was borne out: Days on which there were high levels of the air pollutants were associated with a significantly increased cardiac hospitalization rate that day or the next, said Dr.