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Air Pollution Interferes with Heart’s Electrical Signals

Posted by John on September 14th, 2008

It has been known for several years now that exposure to heavy road traffic can trigger heart attacks and that particulate air pollution increases the risk of heart attack and cardiac death. Now scientists are beginning to discover the mechanisms by which pollutants damage the heart.

The Journal of the American Heart Association reports that pollutants can interfere with the heart’s ability to conduct electrical signals in people with coronary artery disease. Continue reading

HEPA Filters Make Healthy Hearts

Posted by John on August 19th, 2008

HEPA air reports that using a high efficiency particle air (HEPA) filter for just two days significantly improves cardiovascular health in elderly individuals.

Particulate matter in the air can lead to cardiovascular problems, possibly by damaging the endothelium (the interior lining of blood vessels). Continue reading