Air pollution’s tiny particles may trigger nonfatal heart attacks

ScienceDaily | Feb 14, 2020 at 7:47 PM
  • Myocardial infarction is a major form of cardiovascular disease worldwide.
  • Chen and his co-authors were interested in whether transient UFP exposure could trigger heart attacks and whether alternative metrics such as particle length and surface area concentrations could improve the investigation of UFP-related health effects.
  • With colleagues from Helmholtz Center Munich, Augsburg University Hospital and Nördlingen Hospital, Chen examined data from a registry of all nonfatal MI cases in Augsburg, Germany.