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Can breathing polluted air increase stress on heart's regulation capacity?
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Low oxygen
A lot of pollution can lower the oxygen content of the air you breath, which can cause heart irregularities .
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In brief: Low oxygen
A lot of pollution can lower the oxygen content of the air you breath, which can cause heart irregularities .
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Bradley Radwaner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Yes
Several recent studies have shown that air pollution seems to contribute to an increased risk of coronary artery disease.
In observational studies that correlated the degree of air pollution in various cities, there was a clear relationship between higher levels of air pollution and a higher incidence of heart disease. Very provocative recent work, but not surprising given the risk of cigarettes.

In brief: Yes
Several recent studies have shown that air pollution seems to contribute to an increased risk of coronary artery disease.
In observational studies that correlated the degree of air pollution in various cities, there was a clear relationship between higher levels of air pollution and a higher incidence of heart disease. Very provocative recent work, but not surprising given the risk of cigarettes.
Dr. Bradley Radwaner
Dr. Bradley Radwaner
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