#Environmental risk factors and #cardiovascular diseases: a comprehensive expert review

AbstractNon-communicable diseases (NCDs) are fatal for more than 38 million people each year and are thus the main contributors to the global burden of disease accounting for 70% of mortality. The majority of these deaths are caused by cardiovascular disease (CVD). The risk of NCDs is strongly associated with exposure to environmental stressors such as …

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Analysis of Respiratory #Fluoroquinolones and the Risk of Sudden #Cardiac Death Among Patients Receiving #Hemodialysis

Respiratory fluoroquinolone antibiotics are some of the most common medications with QT intervalโ€“prolonging potential prescribed to patients with hemodialysis-dependent kidney failureโ€”individuals who have a very high risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). To date, there have been no large-scale, population-specific studies evaluating the cardiac safety of respiratory fluoroquinolones in the hemodialysis population. Objective To investigate …

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