Dynamic blood pressure in workers exposed to urban stressors.

S. De Sio, T. Caciari, M. V. Rosati, T. Casale, V. Di Giorgio, F. De Nuntiis, M. P. Schifano, P. Frati, F. Tomei, G. Tomei

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Abstract

Background: The occupational exposure to urban pollution may induce adverse effects on the cardiovascular system. Methods: Basal blood pressure, electrocardiogram (ECG) and the dynamic blood pressure monitoring during the work shift of 16 policemen (outdoors workers) and 16 administrative employees (indoor workers) were compared. Results: The mean value of all the diastolic blood pressure surveys in policemen (84,53 ± 10,78) is significantly higher (p = 0,014) than the mean value of all the diastolic blood pressure surveys in indoor workers (82,74 ± 11.52). Conclusions: The results of our study suggest that the occupational exposure to urban stressors may induce an increase of the diastolic blood pressure in workers during the working hours.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-517
Number of pages7
JournalAnnali di igiene : medicina preventiva e di comunità
Volume25
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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