Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal

Archives   2014

Myanmar   Health   Sciences   Research   Journal

Volume   26,  Number   3

TITLE:   Cardiovascular Risk in People with Chronic Exposure to Low Level of Arsenic Contamination in Drinking Water
AUTHOR:   Soe Minn Htway; Ohnmar; May Aye Than; Khin Tar Yar Myint; Mar Mar Myint
SOURCE:   Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal. 2014; 26(3): 159-165
ABSTRACT:   Nowadays, the interest of researchers focuses on non-cancer health effects of arsenic contaminated drinking water for a long-time. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of chronic exposure to drinking water with low level of arsenic contamination on arsenic-related cardiovascular risk parameters in apparently healthy subjects. This study was a cross-sectional, comparative study comparing arsenic- related cardiovascular risk parameters between arsenic-exposed group (n=75), drinking water with arsenic contamination of 51 ug/I. and non-exposed group (n=75), drinking water with no arsenic contamination (0 ug/L). The cumulative arsenic exposure index (CAI) was calculated and nail arsenic level was determined by using atomic absorption spectrophotometer. Systemic arterial blood pressures were measured by indirect method. The QT interval was recorded by routine 12-lead ECG, and corrected QT interval (QTc) was calculated. Ankle and brachial systolic pressures were determined by Doppler ultra-sound and ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) was calculated. The mean CAI was 1.26
SUBJECT HEADINGS:   Arsenic; ABPI; Blood Pressure; QTc

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