Cardiac Arrhythmia and Geomagnetic Activity

Stoupel, E (2006) Cardiac Arrhythmia and Geomagnetic Activity. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Background: The purpose of this paper is a review of a number of studies considering links between life threatening cardiac arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death (SCD) and the level of environmental physical activity factors like geomagnetic activity (GMA) and opposite them cosmic ray and high energy proton flux. This is a part of studies in the field named Clinical Cosmobiology. Methods: Temporal distribution of cardiac arrhythmias and SCD daily and monthly were compared to the level of GMA, space proton flux, cosmic ray activity according to neutron activity (impulse/min) on the earth's surface. The cosmophysical data was obtained from the cosmic science institutions in the USA, Russia and Finland (cosmic ray data, partially). Results: As it follows from the results of the quoted studies there is an inverse relationship between the frequency of cardiac arrhythmic events and SCD and the level of daily GMA. Conclusions: Now studies are in progress considering the role of neutron (cosmic ray) activity in the natural history of the mentioned events. According to the various studies, we can presume that the GMA has some protective effect on cardiac arrhythmias and SCD.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:sudden cardiac death; cardiac arrhythmia; geomagnetic activity; proton flux; cosmic ray.
Subjects:JOURNALS > Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
ID Code:4687
Deposited By: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology, Journal
Deposited On:06 Jan 2006
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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