Smoking is associated with dose-related increase of intima-media thickness and endothelial dysfunction.

@article{Poredos1999SmokingIA,
  title={Smoking is associated with dose-related increase of intima-media thickness and endothelial dysfunction.},
  author={Pavel Poredos and Martin Orehek and E Tratnik},
  journal={Angiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={
          201-8
        }
}
Cigarette smoking is firmly established as a risk factor for atherosclerosis. However, the exact mechanism causing smoking-related damage to the arterial wall and its relation to the atherosclerotic process is not known. Also unknown is the time delay between the start of smoking and the sequence of functional and morphologic changes occurring in the arterial wall caused by smoking and their interrelationship. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the acute and chronic effects of… CONTINUE READING

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