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Effect of Nicotine on Severity of Acute Myocardial Ischemic Injury

  • Arnfinn Ilebekk
  • Ole D. Mjøs
Conference paper

Abstract

According to the combined studies of Albany and Framingham, the incidence of myocardial infarction in heavy smokers is three times as great as in non-smokers (Doyle et al., 1962). Mortality from coronary heart disease is also substantially higher in cigarette smokers than in non-smokers. It is believed that the deleterious effects of cigarette smoking are partly due to nicotine (Aronow et al., 1971), but mechanisms involved remain in doubt.

Keywords

Free Fatty Acid Ischemic Injury Heavy Smoker Coronary Occlusion Myocardial Oxygen Consumption 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arnfinn Ilebekk
  • Ole D. Mjøs

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