Currently Viewing:
European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2017
Dr Christi Deaton on the Most Important Steps for Cardiovascular Prevention
November 12, 2017
Dr John Rumsfeld: We're Just at the Beginning of the Digital Health Transformation
November 09, 2017
Dr Jeanette Stingone on Environmental Factors That Impact Public Health
November 07, 2017
Christi Deaton: Challenges of Motivating Patients to Participate in CVD Prevention Strategies
November 04, 2017
Dr John Rumsfeld on the Digital Transformation of Cardiovascular Medicine
October 24, 2017
Dr Deepak Bhatt on the Impact of the COMPASS Trial on Standard of Care
October 19, 2017
Currently Reading
Dr Jeanette Stingone: Air Pollution Is an Issue Everywhere in the US
October 12, 2017
Dr Simon Gibbs Discusses the Future of Pulmonary Hypertension Treatments
October 03, 2017
Dr Steven Nissen Argues for Aggressively Lowering LDL Cholesterol
October 01, 2017
Dr John Eikelboom on the COMPASS Trial Findings
September 28, 2017
Dr John Eikelboom on the Surprising Results of the COMPASS Trial
September 15, 2017
Dr Simon Gibbs Outlines Monotherapy vs Combination Therapy in Pulmonary Hypertension
September 14, 2017
Dr Christi Deaton: Ask Cardiac Patients About Their Diet and Exercise
September 12, 2017
Dr Steven Nissen on Which Patients Should Be Treated With PCSK9 Inhibitors
September 11, 2017
Dr Jeanette Stingone on Lasting Cardiovascular Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution
September 07, 2017
Dr Christi Deaton on Promoting Better Self-Management for Patients With CVD
August 29, 2017
Dr John Eikelboom: COMPASS' Rivaroxaban Plus Aspirin Will Become Standard for CAD, PAD
August 29, 2017
Comorbidities in Patients With Heart Failure: Treating the Whole Patient
August 29, 2017
Dr Simon Gibbs on Daily Management of Patients With Pulmonary Hypertension
August 28, 2017

Dr Jeanette Stingone: Air Pollution Is an Issue Everywhere in the US

The effects of air pollution on heart health are well known now, and it can be an issue for people in both urban and rural areas of the United States, explained Jeanette Stingone, PhD, of Mount Sinai Health System.


The effects of air pollution on heart health are well known now, and it can be an issue for people in both urban and rural areas of the United States, explained Jeanette Stingone, PhD, of Mount Sinai Health System.

Transcript (slightly modified)

What are the basic effects of air pollution on cardiovascular health?

We’ve known that air pollution affects health in general for centuries. It was probably the Six Cities Study in the early 1990s that really established that air pollution was associated with a greater morbidity and mortality. Since then, they really start to look at what are the mechanisms for that relationship that they observed, and it’s vast. We have seen associations between exposure to air pollution and heart rate variability, and mean heart rate, thrombus formation, atherosclerosis, and all of those things contribute to cardiovascular outcomes later in life.

Are there notable locations in the United States where we see a connection between air pollution and heart health?

Pretty much wherever people look. When they see higher level of air pollution they see associations with cardiovascular outcomes. So, from big cities like New York and Los Angeles, to even rural areas that may be near an industrial site. So, it’s not like if you don’t live in LA you’re safe—it’s really a problem everywhere and it’s something to consider no matter where you live.

 
Copyright AJMC 2006-2017 Clinical Care Targeted Communications Group, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
x
Welcome the the new and improved AJMC.com, the premier managed market network. Tell us about yourself so that we can serve you better.
Sign Up
×

Sign In

Not a member? Sign up now!