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Title: Does ambient air particulate matter have a direct impact on cardiovascular disease incidence in the Philippines?
Epworth Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Other Authors: Nguyen, Quynh
Naguib, Raouf
Shaker, Mohyi
Keywords: Ambient Air Quality
Indoor Air Quality
Environmental Health
Myocardial Infarction
Ischaemic Heart Disease
Hypertensive Heart Disease
Developing Countries
Cardiovascular Disease
Air Pollution
Airborne Pollutants
Particulate Matter
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers (United Kingdom)
Citation: Int. J. of Biomedical Engineering and Technology. 2011; 5(1): pp.44 - 60
Abstract: Developed countries, where the standards of the environment in ambient and indoor areas are in line with the World Health Organization Air Quality Standards, have widely acknowledged and are fully aware of the importance of this issue. However, many developing countries, such as the Philippines, suffer from high concentrations of ambient Particulate Matter and from high rates of mortality from Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). Therefore, the aim of this paper is to understand the possible relationships between airborne pollutants and CVD in the Philippines and to raise the awareness of the government, citizens and specialists to address this issue.
DOI: 10.1504/IJBET.2011.038472
ISSN: 1752-6418
Journal Title: International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Biomedical Computing and Engineering Technologies (BIOCORE) Applied Research Group, Health Design and Technology Institute, Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB, UK.
School of Business IT and Logistics, RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne VIC 3001, Australia.
Appears in Collections:Cardiac Sciences
Health Informatics

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