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Prevalence of cardiovascular pathologies in elderly population living in an industrialized area, compared to a control population residing in a rural area.
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PMID:  22310208     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The development of cardiovascular pathologies is potentially connected to the surrounding environment, partly due to purely environmental factors, like exposition to pollutions, or anthropological ones, like the type of manual or stressing working activities. The relevant literature has already widely discussed the correlation between the acute and chronic exposition to atmospheric pollutants of different types and the pathogenetic events, such as the atherogenesis, thrombosis, and hypertension, The present study intends to verify this idea on a larger population exposed to different geographical conditions, comparing an agricultural village (Pachino-Siracusa) with an industrialized area (Augusta-Siracusa), both having identical sanitary services of basic importance. On the basis of the specific rates of hospitalizations, we compared the prevalence of cardiovasular pathologies in the resident populations. These studies confirmed the negative influence of the risk factors deriving from the environmental pollutions even on the cardiovascular aging, displaying an increased rate of hospitalization for angina pectoris, myocardial infarction and cardiac arrhytmias in the industrialized population.
Antonino Santangelo; Salvatore Albani; Marco Atteritano; Antonella Cappello; Mariano Malaguarnera; Salvatore Pavano; Grazia Primavera; Manuela Testaì; Marcello Tomarchio; Domenico Maugeri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gerontology and geriatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-6976     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8214379     Medline TA:  Arch Gerontol Geriatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Cattedra di Geriatria, University of Catania c/o P.O, Cannizzaro Hospital, Via Messina 829, I-95129 Catania, Italy.
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