November 16, 2011

9/11 First Responders May Face Greater Heart Risks


First responders who were exposed to the dust cloud during and immediately following the New York City terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, may be at increased risk for heart disease, experts warn.…"More exposure plus less protection equals greater risk," said Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "The ones who were there early had a very high exposure to the particulate matter and there is a difference in their arteries," he said.

HealthDay,  by Denise Mann, 11/16/11

Additional coverage: U.S. News & World Report

Tags: Cardiology

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