Disorders of the Heart and Blood Vessels

  • Kenneth D. Rosenman


Chemical exposure can cause acute injury to the myocardium and precipitate a cardiovascular crisis when there is preexisting myocardial disease. When there is no clinical evidence of an immediate cardiovascular reaction to a toxic exposure, our knowledge about the relationship is limited. Thus, the risks that chemical exposure impose on the development of cardiovascular disease are unknown.


Carbon Monoxide Lead Exposure Blood Lead Level Lead Poisoning Intermittent Claudication 
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