Acute effects of smoking on diastolic function in healthy participants: studies by conventional doppler echocardiography and doppler tissue imaging.

@article{Alam2002AcuteEO,
  title={Acute effects of smoking on diastolic function in healthy participants: studies by conventional doppler echocardiography and doppler tissue imaging.},
  author={Mahbubul Alam and Bassem Abdel Samad and Johan Wardell and Eva C Andersson and Christer H{\"o}glund and Rolf O Nordlander},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2002},
  volume={15 10 Pt 2},
  pages={1232-7}
}
The acute effects of smoking on left ventricular (LV) function were studied in 36 healthy participants (mean age 38 +/- 10 years). The studies were made before and immediately and 30 minutes after smoking a cigarette. From apical 4- and 2-chamber views, the mitral annular velocities, determined by pulsed wave Doppler tissue imaging, were measured at 4 LV sites corresponding to the septum and the anterior, lateral, and inferior walls. A mean value from the 4 sites was used to assess LV function… CONTINUE READING