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Nighttime aircraft noise impairs endothelial function and increases blood pressure in patients with or at high risk for coronary artery disease.

Schmidt F, Kolle K, Kreuder K, Schnorbus B, Wild P, Hechtner M, Binder H, Gori T, Münzel T - Clin Res Cardiol (2014)

Bottom Line: FMD was significantly reduced (from 9.6 ± 4.3 to 7.9 ± 3.7%; p < 0.001) and systolic blood pressure was increased (from 129.5 ± 16.5 to 133.6 ± 17.9 mmHg; p = 0.030) by noise.The adverse vascular effects of noise were independent from sleep quality and self-reported noise sensitivity.These vascular effects appear to be independent from annoyance and attitude towards noise and may explain in part the cardiovascular side effects of nighttime aircraft noise.

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Affiliation: 2 Medical Clinic, Cardiology, University Medical Center Mainz, Johannes Gutenberg University, Langenbeckstrasse 1, 55131, Mainz, Germany.

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Aims: Epidemiological studies suggest the existence of a relationship between aircraft noise exposure and increased risk for myocardial infarction and stroke. Patients with established coronary artery disease and endothelial dysfunction are known to have more future cardiovascular events. We therefore tested the effects of nocturnal aircraft noise on endothelial function in patients with or at high risk for coronary artery disease.

Methods: 60 Patients (50p 1-3 vessels disease; 10p with a high Framingham Score of 23%) were exposed in random and blinded order to aircraft noise and no noise conditions. Noise was simulated in the patients' bedroom and consisted of 60 events during one night. Polygraphy was recorded during study nights, endothelial function (flow-mediated dilation of the brachial artery), questionnaires and blood sampling were performed on the morning after each study night.

Results: The mean sound pressure levels L eq(3) measured were 46.9 ± 2.0 dB(A) in the Noise 60 nights and 39.2 ± 3.1 dB(A) in the control nights. Subjective sleep quality was markedly reduced by noise from 5.8 ± 2.0 to 3.7 ± 2.2 (p < 0.001). FMD was significantly reduced (from 9.6 ± 4.3 to 7.9 ± 3.7%; p < 0.001) and systolic blood pressure was increased (from 129.5 ± 16.5 to 133.6 ± 17.9 mmHg; p = 0.030) by noise. The adverse vascular effects of noise were independent from sleep quality and self-reported noise sensitivity.

Conclusions: Nighttime aircraft noise markedly impairs endothelial function in patients with or at risk for cardiovascular disease. These vascular effects appear to be independent from annoyance and attitude towards noise and may explain in part the cardiovascular side effects of nighttime aircraft noise.

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Effects of nighttime aircraft noise on systolic blood pressure a and sleep quality as expressed by the visual analog scale (VAS) b. Data are mean ± SD in 60 patients. Significance levels are *p = 0.03 (A) and *p < 0.001 b respectively adjusted for gender, age, night sequence, PSQI, overall noise sensitivity (NoiSeQ), sleep related noise sensitivity, attitude towards aircraft noise, and the results of the Morning Evening Questionnaire
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Fig3: Effects of nighttime aircraft noise on systolic blood pressure a and sleep quality as expressed by the visual analog scale (VAS) b. Data are mean ± SD in 60 patients. Significance levels are *p = 0.03 (A) and *p < 0.001 b respectively adjusted for gender, age, night sequence, PSQI, overall noise sensitivity (NoiSeQ), sleep related noise sensitivity, attitude towards aircraft noise, and the results of the Morning Evening Questionnaire

Mentions: Continuously measured systolic blood pressure increased from 129.5 ± 16.5 to 133.6 ± 17.9 mmHg (p = 0.030) (Fig. 3a).Fig. 3


Nighttime aircraft noise impairs endothelial function and increases blood pressure in patients with or at high risk for coronary artery disease.

Schmidt F, Kolle K, Kreuder K, Schnorbus B, Wild P, Hechtner M, Binder H, Gori T, Münzel T - Clin Res Cardiol (2014)

Effects of nighttime aircraft noise on systolic blood pressure a and sleep quality as expressed by the visual analog scale (VAS) b. Data are mean ± SD in 60 patients. Significance levels are *p = 0.03 (A) and *p < 0.001 b respectively adjusted for gender, age, night sequence, PSQI, overall noise sensitivity (NoiSeQ), sleep related noise sensitivity, attitude towards aircraft noise, and the results of the Morning Evening Questionnaire
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Fig3: Effects of nighttime aircraft noise on systolic blood pressure a and sleep quality as expressed by the visual analog scale (VAS) b. Data are mean ± SD in 60 patients. Significance levels are *p = 0.03 (A) and *p < 0.001 b respectively adjusted for gender, age, night sequence, PSQI, overall noise sensitivity (NoiSeQ), sleep related noise sensitivity, attitude towards aircraft noise, and the results of the Morning Evening Questionnaire
Mentions: Continuously measured systolic blood pressure increased from 129.5 ± 16.5 to 133.6 ± 17.9 mmHg (p = 0.030) (Fig. 3a).Fig. 3

Bottom Line: FMD was significantly reduced (from 9.6 ± 4.3 to 7.9 ± 3.7%; p < 0.001) and systolic blood pressure was increased (from 129.5 ± 16.5 to 133.6 ± 17.9 mmHg; p = 0.030) by noise.The adverse vascular effects of noise were independent from sleep quality and self-reported noise sensitivity.These vascular effects appear to be independent from annoyance and attitude towards noise and may explain in part the cardiovascular side effects of nighttime aircraft noise.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: 2 Medical Clinic, Cardiology, University Medical Center Mainz, Johannes Gutenberg University, Langenbeckstrasse 1, 55131, Mainz, Germany.

ABSTRACT

Aims: Epidemiological studies suggest the existence of a relationship between aircraft noise exposure and increased risk for myocardial infarction and stroke. Patients with established coronary artery disease and endothelial dysfunction are known to have more future cardiovascular events. We therefore tested the effects of nocturnal aircraft noise on endothelial function in patients with or at high risk for coronary artery disease.

Methods: 60 Patients (50p 1-3 vessels disease; 10p with a high Framingham Score of 23%) were exposed in random and blinded order to aircraft noise and no noise conditions. Noise was simulated in the patients' bedroom and consisted of 60 events during one night. Polygraphy was recorded during study nights, endothelial function (flow-mediated dilation of the brachial artery), questionnaires and blood sampling were performed on the morning after each study night.

Results: The mean sound pressure levels L eq(3) measured were 46.9 ± 2.0 dB(A) in the Noise 60 nights and 39.2 ± 3.1 dB(A) in the control nights. Subjective sleep quality was markedly reduced by noise from 5.8 ± 2.0 to 3.7 ± 2.2 (p < 0.001). FMD was significantly reduced (from 9.6 ± 4.3 to 7.9 ± 3.7%; p < 0.001) and systolic blood pressure was increased (from 129.5 ± 16.5 to 133.6 ± 17.9 mmHg; p = 0.030) by noise. The adverse vascular effects of noise were independent from sleep quality and self-reported noise sensitivity.

Conclusions: Nighttime aircraft noise markedly impairs endothelial function in patients with or at risk for cardiovascular disease. These vascular effects appear to be independent from annoyance and attitude towards noise and may explain in part the cardiovascular side effects of nighttime aircraft noise.

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Related in: MedlinePlus