Acute effects of smoking on right ventricular function. A tissue Doppler imaging study on healthy subjects.

@article{Ilgenli2007AcuteEO,
  title={Acute effects of smoking on right ventricular function. A tissue Doppler imaging study on healthy subjects.},
  author={Tevfik Fikret Ilgenli and Onur Akpinar},
  journal={Swiss medical weekly},
  year={2007},
  volume={137 5-6},
  pages={91-6}
}
BACKGROUND Smoking is a risk factor for cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. Besides chronic effects, it has unfavourable effects in the acute period. Although there are plenty of data regarding its effect on left ventricle functions, the effect of cigarette smoking on right ventricular function in the acute period is unknown. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of cigarette smoking on the right ventricular function. METHODS Twenty healthy young male were evaluated by… CONTINUE READING

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