Researchers link air pollution to heart attacks

Ozone and particulate matter caused more heart attack deaths in Houston

Indo-Asian News Service

WASHINGTON — Air pollution and ozone levels may also play a role in precipitating heart attacks, warns fresh research from the US.

Rice University (Houston) statisticians Katherine Ensor and Loren Raun analysed eight years worth of data drawn from Houston's extensive network of air-quality monitors and more than 11,000 concurrent out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) logged by Houston Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

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