Pollution

Tiny Particles may Start Nonfatal Heart Attacks

1 month ago   |   By Medindia Health

A recent Yale study confirms something that has long been suspected -air pollution's small particles can play a role in severe heart disease.
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Proximity to specialized centers may predict congenital heart disease mortality

Proximity to specialized centers may predict congenital heart disease mortality

1 month ago   |   By Healio

The risk for congenital heart disease-related infant mortality was higher when mothers lived farther from specialized pediatric cardiac centers, according to a research letter published in Circulation.
“Most importantly, the findings identify a new source of disparity in terms of infant mortality due to congenital heart disease,” Jonathan R. Kaltman, MD, chief of the heart development and structural diseases branch of the NHLBI, told Healio. “We have known that black infants and infants with greater poverty experience worse outcomes. This study shows that maternal proximity
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