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Main Title Relationship Between Ambient Carbon Monoxide Levels, Postmortem Carboxyhemoglobin, Sudden Death and Myocardial Infarction.
Author Kuller, Lewis H. ; Radford, Edward P. ; Swift, David ; Perper, Joshua A. ; Fisher., Russell ;
CORP Author Coordinating Research Council, Inc., New York.;Pittsburgh Univ., Pa. Graduate School of Public Health.;Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, Md. School of Hygiene and Public Health.
Year Published 1974
Stock Number PB-248 223
Additional Subjects Myocardial infarction ; Cardiovascular diseases ; Carbon monoxide ; Humans ; Angina pectoris ; Exposure ; Mortality ; Air pollution ; Pathology ; Epidemiology ; Occupational diseases ; Smoking ; Maryland ; Carbonylhemoglobin ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Cigarette smoking ; Baltimore(Maryland)
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NTIS  PB-248 223 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The relationship between carbon monoxide exposure and heart attacks was studied in Baltimore, Maryland. Four hypotheses were tested: (1) Is there a relationship between sudden death and myocardial infarction and ambient carbon monoxide levels. (2) Are post-mortem carboxyhemoglobin levels higher for ASHD sudden deaths as compared to sudden deaths from other causes. (3) Are there differences in postmortem carboxyhemoglobin levels between ASHD sudden deaths and living controls. (4) Is there any difference in the pathologic characteristics of ASHD sudden death with high or low carboxyhemoglobin levels. There was no evidence of clustering of either myocardial infarction or sudden ASHD on a specific day, nor between the number of cases per day and ambient carbon monoxide levels.