Smoking mentholated cigarettes impairs coronary microvascular function as severely as does smoking regular cigarettes


Çiftçi Ö., Topcu S., ÇALIŞKAN M. , Güllü H., Erdogan D., Yıldırım E., et al.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, cilt.63, ss.135-140, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 63 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2143/ac.63.2.2029518
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA CARDIOLOGICA
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.135-140

Özet

Objective - Smoking mentholated cigarettes inhibits the metabolism of nicotine and increases systemic exposure to cigarette smoke toxins. However, the possible effects of smoking mentholated cigarettes on coronary microvascular functions are unknown. We sought to investigate whether smoking mentholated cigarettes impairs coronary flow reserve (CFR) more so than smoking regular cigarettes.