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Tobacco Smoking and Atherosclerosis

  • Constantin J. Miras
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 51)

Abstract

Extensive epidemiological data associate tobacco smoking with an increased risk for atherosclerosis (1–5). Beyond any doubt morbidity and mortality, especially from coronary heart disease, are increased in smokers (6–7), more often as precipitating factor of the terminal occlusive or thrombotic episode on a preexisting atherosclerotic growth. Although this contribution is defined (8–9)9 a full explanation is lacking.

Keywords

Cigarette Smoking Tobacco Smoke Cigarette Smoke Condensate Aryl Hydrocarbon Hydroxylase Thrombotic Episode 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Constantin J. Miras
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of AthensGoudi-AthensGreece

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