Expert Alert - How do traffic and air pollution affect heart disease?

    Experts available to comment on health research aimed at maintaining a
    healthy heart

    OTTAWA, Nov. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Cardiovascular disease accounts for the
death of more Canadians than any other disease(1). What effect do traffic and
air pollution have on heart disease? Why do people stop taking statin
prescriptions? Does treating atrial fibrillation in hospital make economic
sense? These are all valuable questions being asked by experts recently
awarded funding by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
    Health researchers are available to speak on heart health and about their
newly funded health research projects and how their work will make a
difference in the lives of Canadians.

    Funded researchers:

    Loud noise, bad air - bad heart? What effects do traffic noise and air
    pollution have on heart disease?
    Dr. Hugh Davies, CIHR-funded-researcher from University of British
    Columbia (Vancouver)

    Treating atrial fibrillation in hospital - does it make economic sense?
    Dr. Vidal Essebag, CIHR-funded researcher from McGill University

    Estrogen and a healthy heart - the role of estrogen receptor activation
    Dr. William Pyle, CIHR-funded research from the University of Guelph

    The procedure was successful - so why does my chest hurt? Examining the
    prevalence and prediction of chest pain following angioplasty
    Dr. Heather Arthur, CIHR-funded researcher from McMaster University

    Statins save lives - but only if you take them
    Dr. Jacques LeLorier, CIHR-funded research from the Montreal Heart
    Institute, University of Montreal (Montreal)

    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of
Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new
scientific knowledge and to catalyze its translation into improved health,
more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian
health-care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and
support to more than 11,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

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    1) Heart and Stroke Foundation:

For further information:

For further information: For an interview, please contact David
Coulombe, CIHR Media Specialist, (613) 941-4563, Mobile: (613) 808-7526,

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