Navigation Links
Rapid urbanization as well as cultural habits explain Gulf states' rise in heart disease prevalence
Date:1/25/2012

okers.(2) The study, which included 6,701 consecutive acute coronary patients in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen, found that the waterpipe smokers were older than the cigarette smokers and more likely to be female.

However, despite the relatively low rate of waterpipe smoking among the patients in this registry study, other studies report more widespread use throughout the region, and especially among the younger age groups. A study from 2004 found that 22% of men in two villages of Egypt reported current or past use of waterpipes, and the habit is increasingly evident even among student communities in the USA, Canada and Germany. The GRACE investigators said: "Although the prevalence of waterpipe smoking in the current registry was low (4.4%), with the current trend of popularity it is expected that physicians and specifically cardiologists across the globe can expect increasing number of their patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes to be waterpipe tobacco smokers."

They attribute this rising popularity to the introduction of a sweet processed tobacco, the mistaken belief that any harmful effect is less than that of cigarettes, and a dearth of health warnings (as well as a dearth of data). Yet the investigators propose that waterpipe smoking may be associated with greater toxin exposure (because of longer episodes of use as well as more and larger "puffs", with smoke inhalation as much as 100 times more than from a cigarette). They explain that a single waterpipe episode lasts between 30 and 60 minutes and may involve more than 100 inhalations, each approximately 500 ml in volume (with the smoke passing first through water). "Thus," they write, "while smoking a single cigarette might produce a total of approximately 500-600 ml of smoke, a single waterpipe use episode might produce about 50,000 ml of smoke."

The primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in the Middle East will occupy a full session of this
'/>"/>

Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardio.org
33-492-948-627
European Society of Cardiology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Study Finds Racial Gaps Continue in Heart Disease Awareness, Low Knowledge of Heart Attack Warning Signs Among Women
2. Rapid Flu Test Most Accurate for Young Kids
3. Artists, Product Designers, Printing Gurus, Game Developers, Manufacturing Engineers Will Converge at RAPID 2010/3D IMAGING Conference/Expo, May 18-20 in LA
4. Aspirus Eases Pain of Rapid Data Growth With an EMC Information Infrastructure
5. A new generation of rapid-acting antidepressants?
6. Rapid development of drug-resistant 2009 H1N1 influenza reported in 2 cases
7. Improved device provides more rapid, comprehensive analysis of circulating tumor cells
8. RapidValue Launches iPad Application Development Services for Media & Publishing Firms
9. Non-medical treatment may rapidly relieve severe IBS symptoms
10. Nonmedical treatment may rapidly relieve severe IBS symptoms
11. Rapid analysis of DNA damage now possible
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2014)... Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 ... playing host to over 3,000 medical professionals and 10,000 ... Pain Week is a 5-day gathering of the nation’s ... and its associated diseases or conditions. The week-long event ... and relevant evidence-based scientific instruction available in the pain ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... 31, 2014 An analysis of 32 ... has revealed a link between lower levels of Vitamin ... in the August 2014 issue of American ... main form of Vitamin D found in blood. ... 25-Hydroxyvitamin D lower than 9 nanograms/milliliter (ng/mL) were twice ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... The FDA has recently proposed updates ... the proposed changes would include more current nutrition values ... the label, and a new design. This change has ... the label. NutriGold fully supports the new changes and ... “After 20 years, it's time for a change,” said ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... 2014 Recently, BambooIndustry.com, one of the most ... a new selection of bamboo veneers . Additionally, it ... off) for these high quality products. The promotion will last ... spokesman says that its top quality veneers are hot in ... new designs of bamboo veneers. All these items are made ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... 2014 In order to celebrate the coming ... its latest designs and launched a big promotion. Now, all ... , All the company’s new cars are made with great ... the global customers. As a matter of fact, it is ... Those who are in need of cheap cars can visit ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Medical Marijuana Doctor Company Set to Present at Las Vegas Pain Week 2Health News:NutriGold Highlights New Study on the Importance of Vitamin D to Our Life Span 2Health News:NutriGold Highlights New Study on the Importance of Vitamin D to Our Life Span 3Health News:NutriGold Highlights New Study on the Importance of Vitamin D to Our Life Span 4Health News:NutriGold Supports the FDA's Call for an Updated Nutrition Facts Label 2Health News:NutriGold Supports the FDA's Call for an Updated Nutrition Facts Label 3Health News:NutriGold Supports the FDA's Call for an Updated Nutrition Facts Label 4Health News:High Quality Bamboo Veneers from Bambooindustry.com Receive International Attention 2
... The George Washington,University Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) ... been named an American Society for Metabolic,and Bariatric ... Center of Excellence designation recognizes surgical programs with ... surgery., According to a report released in ...
... 5 Carrington,Laboratories, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CARN) ... its wholly-owned subsidiary,will be webcast live from the ... &,Renshaw 9th Annual Healthcare Conference at New York ... pm Eastern Time. The presentation will cover ...
... Nov. 5 Lincoln Financial,Advisors, part of ... announced today that it has entered into ... to provide its members access to,services provided ... (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050830/LFLOGO ) ...
... 5 - Players for the NFL,s,Chicago Bears will visit ... VA medical center, as part of the Disabled American,Veterans ... visit the hospital at 2:30 p.m., to honor,veterans for ... and helping brighten the day for those who have ...
... CVS/pharmacy highlights available ... resources for diabetes sufferers, WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. ... and an estimated 6.2 million are unaware,they have the disease, ... CVS/pharmacy will be educating and,counseling diabetes patients on topics ranging ...
... OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 5 Michael Moore,s healthcare,"horror" film ... and,politics with its Nov. 6 DVD release, which will ... the nation, the Registered Nurse,Response Network (RNRN) reports today. ... The house parties, stretching from Alabama to Idaho, build ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:MFA Division of Bariatric Surgery Named Center of Excellence for High-Quality Care In Bariatric Surgery 2Health News:MFA Division of Bariatric Surgery Named Center of Excellence for High-Quality Care In Bariatric Surgery 3Health News:Carrington's DelSite Presentation at Rodman & Renshaw Conference to be Webcast Live on November 7th 2Health News:Lincoln Financial Advisors to Provide Exclusive Services to American Osteopathic Association Members 2Health News:Lincoln Financial Advisors to Provide Exclusive Services to American Osteopathic Association Members 3Health News:CVS Pharmacists Serve a Vital Role in Helping Patients Manage Diabetes 2Health News:Nurses Across Nation Host SiCKO House Parties to Urge Guaranteed Healthcare as DVD Released 2
(Date:8/30/2014)... 30, 2014   Royal Philips  (NYSE: PHG, AEX: ... a new ultrasound system designed to enable global hospitals ... patient volumes and cost pressures. Making its debut at ... Barcelona this week, Affiniti provides ... with fewer resources deliver high quality patient care. ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014  Chuma Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:CHUM) (the ... turnkey support services for the lawfully organized cannabis ... and approved the Company,s name and symbol change ... will be known as Chuma Holdings, Inc. ... a merger with the Company,s wholly-owned subsidiary, Chuma ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... HILL, N.C. , Aug. 29, 2014 ... face of regulatory and marketplace changes. CI leaders who ... In a new Best Practices, LLC ... host of actionable insights, including: - Use ... cheaper than primary research - Internal staff ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Philips Debuts New Affiniti Ultrasound System at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2014 2Philips Debuts New Affiniti Ultrasound System at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2014 3Philips Debuts New Affiniti Ultrasound System at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2014 4CannaMed Announces Name Change and Trading Symbol Change 2CannaMed Announces Name Change and Trading Symbol Change 3Using the Competitive Intelligence Function to Drive Better Business Decisions in the Pharmaceutical Sector 2
... Oncology, Inc. formerly Champions Biotechnology, Inc. (OTC: CSBR) reported ... First Quarter Financial Results:Total operating revenues for the first ... $1.60 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2011. ... 2012 were $3.85 million compared to $2.20 million in ...
... SAN DIEGO, Sept. 13, 2011 Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... and Chief Executive Officer of Neurocrine Biosciences, will be presenting ...   The live presentation takes place on ... 6:00 a.m. Pacific Time.  The presentation will be webcast and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Champions Oncology Reports Fiscal 2012 First Quarter Financial Results 2Champions Oncology Reports Fiscal 2012 First Quarter Financial Results 3Champions Oncology Reports Fiscal 2012 First Quarter Financial Results 4Champions Oncology Reports Fiscal 2012 First Quarter Financial Results 5
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Standard type 1/1 (mm), opening width 9.0 mm and length 10 mm....
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Large type 1/1 (mm), opening width 19.0 mm and length 21 mm....
... Signature is a state of the ... integrates blood, sterile body fluid and ... microbiology workstation with comprehensive capabilities. It ... and where expanded flexibility in operating ...
... The BacT/Alert 3D Select ... art, automated microbial detection system ... fluid and mycobacteria culturing. This ... data management or laboratory information ...
Medicine Products: