Panama Heart Study

 

Jan, C.; Lee, M.; Roa, R.; Herrera, V.; Politis, M.; Motta, J., "The association of tobacco control policies and the risk of acute myocardial infarction using hospital admissions data," PLoS One 9(2): e88784, February 10, 2014.

This study examined the impact of a nationwide smokefree air law and tobacco tax increase on the risk of acute myocardial infarctions (AMI) in Panama for the period of 2006 – 2010 using hospital admissions data. The study concluded that both were associated with a reduction in AMI risk.