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Air pollution exposure linked with higher risk of irregular heartbeat: Study

Air pollution exposure linked with higher risk of irregular heartbeat: Study
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New Delhi, May 2 (PTI) Long-term exposure to air pollution is associated with an increased risk of arrythmia or irregular heartbeat, according to a large study of 322 Chinese cities.

The common arrhythmia conditions atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, which can progress to more serious heart disease, affect an estimated 59.7 million people globally, the researchers said.

Air pollution is a modifiable risk factor for heart disease, but the evidence linking it with arrythmia has been inconsistent, they said.


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