Smoking as a risk factor for endothelial dysfunction.

Abstract

Figure 1 summarizes some of the current knowledge about the effects of tobacco smoke on the vasculature. Tobacco smoke changes the balance of vascular biology towards thrombosis by effects on platelets and on coagulation factors. It changes the balance of vascular tone from vasodilation to vasoconstriction, through both depression of vasodilatory pathways… (More)

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