Ambulatory monitoring of heart rate and blood pressure during the first week after smoking cessation.

Abstract

To investigate the timecourse of cardiovascular changes immediately after smoking cessation, 16 subjects wore ambulatory monitors on alternate days during a 1-week residential smoking cessation program. Heart rate was significantly elevated at the time of cessation, then declined steadily until 6 h after cessation, when it reached the level of subsequent… (More)

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