A 'Killer Commute': Traffic Linked To Heart Attacks

A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine's finds that one in 12 heart attacks is tied to traffic.
October 21, 2004, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"In a study that gives new meaning to the concept of a 'killer commute,' researchers have concluded that people caught in traffic are three times more likely to suffer a heart attack within the hour than those who aren't tied up on the road... Their study was based on interviews with 691 volunteers who survived a heart attack from 1999 to 2001. The patients were asked to outline their activities during the four days before their attacks. Traffic posed a risk regardless of the mode of transportation."

Thanks to Transport Policy Listserv

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Published on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 in Reuters
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