Acute effects of using an electronic nicotine-delivery device (electronic cigarette) on myocardial function: comparison with the effects of regular cigarettes

@inproceedings{Farsalinos2014AcuteEO,
  title={Acute effects of using an electronic nicotine-delivery device (electronic cigarette) on myocardial function: comparison with the effects of regular cigarettes},
  author={Konstantinos E Farsalinos and Dimitrios P. Tsiapras and Stamatis Kyrzopoulos and Maria Savvopoulou and Vassilis A Voudris},
  booktitle={BMC cardiovascular disorders},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Electronic cigarettes have been developed and marketed in recent years as smoking substitutes. However, no studies have evaluated their effects on the cardiovascular system. The purpose of this study was to examine the immediate effects of electronic cigarette use on left ventricular (LV) function, compared to the well-documented acute adverse effects of smoking. METHODS Echocardiographic examinations were performed in 36 healthy heavy smokers (SM, age 36 ± 5 years) before and… CONTINUE READING
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