What is it about?

Our study suggested that there is a negative effect of smoking on the carotid artery hemodynamics, through evaluating 92 participants using Doppler ultrasound.

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Why is it important?

Our findings concluded that, regardless of plaque presence and age increase, there was a linear association between the duration of smoking and an increase in carotid peak systolic and end diastolic velocities, these findings may have importance in health promotion awareness.


I hope that this article provides findings of a high impact in public health promotion programs.

Dr Mahmoud S. Babiker
Taibah University

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This page is a summary of: The Effects of Smoking on Carotid Artery Hemodynamics, Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, April 2016, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/8756479316646062.
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