Originally aired April 25, 2014: Air pollution and heart failure, renal denervation for hypertension.
Fahad and Amol want you to:
1. Understand the relationship between air pollution and cardiovascular health, and its broader policy implications.
2. Recognize that renal denervation was not an effective treatment for hypertension when studied in a randomized, blinded, sham-controlled trial.
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Anoop SV Shah et al. Global association of air pollution and heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet 2013; 382(9897): 1039–1048. (PubMed).
Deepak L Bhatt et al. A Controlled Trial of Renal Denervation for Resistant Hypertension. N Engl J Med 2014; 370:1393-1401. (PubMed).
Fahad – Trouble at the Lab, The Economist, October 19, 2013.
Amol – Reader responses to updated Cochrane reviews on Tamiflu and Relenza, Trish Groves, BMJ Blog, April 23, 2014.
Prevailing Winds, Harvard School of Public Health Magazine, Fall 2012.
Douglas W Dockery et al. An association between air pollution and mortality in six US cities. N Engl J Med 1993; 329:1753-1759. (PubMed).