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How traffic noise may contribute to heart disease

Monday 12/February/2018 - 12:35 PM
Sada El Balad
Researchers have uncovered the mechanism underlying the role of traffic and other environmental noise in the development of heart disease.Medics Today said.

The idea that heart disease may be caused by traffic noise could strike you as unlikely at first.

But growing evidence is linking environmental noise to the development of heart conditions including arterial hypertension، stroke، heart failure، and coronary artery disease.

Although healthcare providers will focus on traditional risk factors when they diagnose، prevent، and treat heart disease، ever more evidence is supporting the notion that risk factors in the physical environment may contribute to heart disease، as well.

Several studies have demonstrated an association between an increased risk of heart disease and traffic noise. However، these studies have previously been unable to pinpoint the mechanisms that may be active in noise-induced heart disease.

Now، the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has published a review investigating the potential mechanisms by which environmental noise may contribute to heart disease.

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