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., ...More

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.63, no.2, pp.135-140, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.2143/ac.63.2.2029518
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CARDIOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.135-140


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.