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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (S1)
Field of Science: Ekologija ir aplinkotyra / Ecology and environmental sciences (N012)
Author(s): Venclovienė, Jonė;Gražulevičienė, Regina;Babarskienė, Marija Rūta;Dėdelė, Audrius;Gražulevičius, Tomas
Title: Short-term nitrogen dioxide exposure and geomagnetic activity interaction : contribution to emergency hospitalization for acute coronary syndrome
Is part of: International journal of environmental health research. London : Taylor and Francis, 2011, vol. 21, iss. 3
Extent: p. 149-160
Date: 2011
Keywords: Azoto dioksidas;Geomagnetinis aktyvumas;Miokardo infarktas;Nestabili krūtinės angina;Hospitalizavimas;Nitrogen dioxide;Geomagnetic activity;Myocardial infarction;Unstable angina pectoris;Hospital admissions
Abstract: We investigated whether extremely geomagnetic activity may modify the association between short-term nitrogen dioxide (NO2) exposure and emergency hospitalization for acute coronary syndrome (ACS). A case-crossover study design was used to analyze ACS in 6,594 hospitalized patients at the Clinic of Kaunas, Lithuania. We evaluated the associations between NO2, geomagnetic activity and the rate of emergency admissions for ACS by logistic regression controlling for seasonal variation, weekdays and meteorological factors. Ambient NO2 pollution interquartile range increase (IQR) on the day of admission and previous day (lag 0–1) in patients below 65 years of age increase the risk of ACS equal to 24% (95% CI 0.96–1.60). Evidence of effect modification by combined NO2 and geomagnetic activity was observed in relation to ACS, adjusted OR was 1.61; 95% CI 1.03–2.53. In conclusion, these findings suggest that geomagnetic activity variations may increase the traffic-related air pollution effect on ACS, and highlight environmental factors associated with ischemic heart disease course
Affiliation(s): Aplinkotyros katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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