WTC-Heart: A Cohort Study of Heart Diseases in Word Trade Center Responders
Center for the Biology of Natural Systems (CBNS) Queens College-CUNY
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Several research studies indicate that people working or residing near Ground Zero in 2001-2002 are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). It is hypothesized that this increased risk is a result of exposure to the dust and gases liberated by the destruction of the twin towers and/or the psychological stress of working in such a dramatic human and environmental disaster. World Trade Center (WTC)-Heart (n=6,481) is a rigorous cohort study comprised of responders and volunteers recruited at the WTC Health Program. WTC-Heart will provide unique evidence of observed CVD risk and predicted CVD risk in WTC responders to guide the implementation of preventive interventions.
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