Long time exposure to particular matter has been linked to myocardial infarction, stroke and blood pressure, but its association with atherosclerosis is not clear. We did a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess whether particular matter has an effect on subclinical atherosclerosis measured by carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT).
Citation: Liu X, Lian H, Ruan Y, Liang R, Zhao X, et al. (2015) Association of Exposure to Particular Matter and Carotid Intima-Media Thickness: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Environ Anal Chem 2:156.