Diesel exhaust fumes cause blood pressure rise

Source: Medwire News 30th March 2012

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Date of publication: March 2012

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A study of 45 healthy non-smokers exposed to 120 minutes of diesel exhaust fumes found that they experienced a significant rise in systolic blood pressure, but that their diastolic blood pressure was not affected. The researchers argue that an acute rise in blood pressure has the potential to induce atherosclerotic plaque disruption, myocardial ischemia and other precursors to myocardial infarction, especially in susceptible populations.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: Hypertension, 2012 ; Online First


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