International Journal of Biometeorology

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 1–6 | Cite as

Is there an association between myocardial infarction and geomagnetic activity?

  • A. Bellossi
  • J. de Certaines
  • A. M. Bernard
Article

Abstract

No correlation has been found between the magnetic activity measured by K index and the frequency of myocardial infarctions. The study includes observations on 747 patients from December 1969 to January 1975.

Keywords

Myocardial Infarction Plant Physiology Geomagnetic Activity Environmental Medicine Magnetic Activity 

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© Swets & Zeitlinger 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Bellossi
    • 1
  • J. de Certaines
  • A. M. Bernard
  1. 1.Faculté de Médecine de RennesLaboratoire de BiophysiqueRennes CedexFrance

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