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Document ID (ISN)105384
CIS number 06-893
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1966 - AAEM - Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kasperczyk S., Przywara-Chowaniec B., Kasperczyk A., Rykaczewska-Czerwińska M., Wodniecki J., Birkner E., Dziwisz M., Krauze-Wielicka M.
Title Function of heart muscle in people chronically exposed to lead
Bibliographic information 2005, Vol.12, No.2, p.207-210. 28 ref.
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Abstract The effects of lead exposure on heart function were investigated in workers potentially exposed to lead at a steelworks in the south of Poland. Blood lead concentrations were measured and echocardiograms were performed in 88 exposed workers and in a non-exposed reference group. Results indicated a decrease in the left ventricular ejection fraction, enlargement of the left ventricle and raised left ventricular mass in exposed workers. These effects may be the result of raised arterial blood tension.
Descriptors (primary) lead; steelworks; heart diseases; functional heart disorders
Descriptors (secondary) blood pressure; echography; determination in blood; cardiotoxic effects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Iron and steel industry
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances