Associations Between Air Pollution and Emergency Department Visits for Ischemic Stroke, Respiratory and Cardiovascular Diseases, in Izmir


Ozsarac M., ULUER H., ÇOLAK N., Kiyan S., ERSEL M., Yuruktumen A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.10, no.1, pp.2-6, 2010 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2-6
  • Keywords: Air pollution, emergency department visit, ischemic stroke, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, ED VISITS, ASTHMA, RISK, CHILDREN, EXACERBATIONS, PARTICLES, EXPOSURE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objectives: Some recent studies have shown that increased levels of particulate air pollutants are positively associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, asthma, stroke and deep vein thrombosis. We aim to determine the association between levels of ambient particulate air pollutants and Emergency Department (ED) visits for ishemic stroke, cardiovascular and pulmonary disease in winter months.