Navigation Links
Just one cigarette could cause significant damage

Researchers at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, have found from a recent study that there is an acute increase in arterial stiffness after smoking even one cigarette in both chronic and non-smokers. The researchers compared acute and chronic effects of smoking on large artery properties in 185 healthy young smokers and non-smokers aged 22 ± 5 years. 116 non-smokers// were compared with 41 chronic smokers with their age, height, weight and sex matched.

The researchers also compared augmentation index, aortic pulse wave velocity and blood pressure in 28 subjects, of whom 11 were chronic smokers, both before smoking one cigarette (nicotine content 1.2 mg.) and 15 minutes afterwards. Applanation tonometry was used to measure the augmentation index, a measure of arterial wave reflection in the aorta. It was found that the brachial blood pressure was not different in chronic smokers and non-smokers, though the aortic systolic blood pressure was higher in chronic smokers (101 ± 8 mm Hg) than in non-smokers (97 ± 9 mm Hg). Augmentation index was also higher in chronic smokers (0.7 ± 13) than in non-smokers (-5.7 ± 14). On the other hand, aortic-brachial pulse pressure amplification was less in chronic smokers (13.7 ± 8 mm Hg) than in non-smokers (17.7 ± 5 mm Hg). These effects were seen in both sexes.

Researchers also said that haemodynamic effects have probably been underestimated in young chronic smokers as this is indicated by higher aortic systolic blood pressure and greater arterial stiffness, in part due to reduced pulse pressure amplification and increased arterial wave reflection. They concluded that smoking significantly and acutely raised brachial blood pressure, aortic blood pressure, augmentation index and pulse wave velocity.

'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Want skin cancer? Please have a cigarette
2. One...just one cigarette can spoil the heart function.
3. Teen brain changes increase cigarette addiction
4. Cutting down on alcohol may reduce cigarette craving
5. Aggressive Tobacco taxation policy can reduce cigarette smoking
6. Exposure to cigarette smoke when in the womb can lead to asthma
7. Nicotine patches instead of cigarettes – New Year resolutio
8. Zap the butt (cigarette) with Laser Therapy
9. Age bar for purchasing cigarettes likely to be enforced
10. Menthol cigarettes harder to quit than regular cigarettes
11. Graphic warnings on cigarette packets might just do the trick!
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/24/2017)... ... ... The weather is heating up and the days are getting longer, providing the ... the summer months provide more than warmer temperatures that are perfect for BBQ’s and ... from direct exposure to the sun. When it comes to the security of homes ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... Beach, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... has earned its ninth consecutive four-star rating from premier online charity evaluator, Charity Navigator, ... in the top 1% of all charities reviewed by Charity Navigator and earns ANRF ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... in Newburgh, New York, has recently begun offering three new minimally invasive procedures ... best cutting-edge procedures and reducing downtime, Dr. Rubinstein is excited to bring microneedling, ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... ... The Aesthetic Channel has recently highlighted Dr. Ben Talei’s unique approach to ... technique that he calls the AuraLyft Facelift. The AuraLyft does more than ... expect to look refreshed, rejuvenated, and revitalized. , Dr. Talei’s unique approach stems ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... 19, in Pinecrest, Florida. This is MD Now’s 28th facility overall and marks the ... S. Dixie Highway, located one mile North of The Falls shopping mall. The new ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/30/2017)... -- Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), will present at the ... Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Rancho Palos Verdes, ... chief executive officer, is scheduled to present at 3:20 p.m. ... accessed at http://ir.hill-rom.com/events.cfm . A recorded replay will be ... September 13, 2017. ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... -- Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP ) announced today ... the Company in a fireside chat at Goldman Sachs, 38 ... 2017 at 10:40 a.m. PT / 1:40 p.m. ET. The ... Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. A live ... on the Company,s website at http://www.endo.com/investors/overview . Participants should ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... 2017  Leaf Healthcare, recognized for developing one ... pressure ulcer prevention, will unveil its comprehensive mobility ... Care Nurses, National Teaching Institute and Critical Care ... Leaf Patient Monitoring System is the first mobility ... The system seamlessly tracks patient movement throughout the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: