Denitza Blagev MD

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Denitza Blagev, MD is a Pulmonary & Critical Care physician, and currently the director of the Schmidt Chest Clinic at Intermountain Medical Center. She finished her Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She graduated from New York University School of Medicine and Yale University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering.

5 things you should do when there's poor air quality

By Denitza Blagev MD
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According to a recent study, when air pollution levels are high, people are more likely to have a heart attack.  This study adds to many others already showing that during periods of air pollution people with chronic lung and heart disease, such as asthma, COPD, or heart failure, are especially at high risk for an exacerbation, or worsening, of their disease.  Long term, poor air quality affects us all.  It increases our risk of developing certain kind of cancer, asthma, and even death.​