Exacerbation of acute viral myocarditis by tobacco smoke is associated with increased viral load and cardiac apoptosis.

Abstract

Exposure to tobacco smoke is known to have deleterious cardiovascular effects. In this study, we tested whether exposure to tobacco smoke exacerbates the severity of viral myocarditis in mice. Viral myocarditis was generated in 4-week-old male BALB/c mice by injection of Encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV). Four groups were studied: (1) control (C, no smoke… (More)
DOI: 10.1139/y10-003

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