Association of Exposure to Particular Matter and Carotid Intima-Media Thickness: A Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisXiaole Liu1, Hui Lian1, Yanping Ruan1, Ruijuan Liang1, Xiaoyi Zhao1, MN Routledge2 and Zhongjie Fan1*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Zhongjie Fan
Department of Cardiology
Peking Union Medical College Hospital
Peking Union Medical College and
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, PR China
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 13, 2015; Accepted date: August 26, 2015; Published date: August 31, 2015
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. doi:10.4172/2380-2391.1000156
Copyright: © 2015 Liu X, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Long time exposure to particular matter has been linked to myocardial infarction, stroke and blood pressure, but its association with atherosclerosisis 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).