Exposure to smoke from wildfires increases risk of heart emergencies in elderly
Exposure to smoke from wildfires was associated with increased rates of emergency room visits for heart- and stroke-related illness such as ischemic heart disease, irregular heart rhythm, heart failure, pulmonary embolism and stroke besides respiratory illness, especially among adults age 65 and older, according to new research April 11, 2018 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
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