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From almost half a century, findings on the relationship between passive smoking and cardiovascular system showed a damaging effect of some smoking compounda, primarily nicotine and carbon monoxide, towards heart and blood vessels.
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Why is it important?
Personal findings conducted on both healthy individuals and individuals suffering from an ischemic heart disease clearly demonstrated an impaired response of the heart when study people underwnt passive smoking exposure and performed exercise stress testing. The main parameters altered were hypertension with transiently increased systolic values, heart rate, prolonged time to recovery pre-exercise heart rate , increased carboxyhemoglobin concentration either in the blood or expired air.
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This page is a summary of: Five Markers Capable to Identify Passive Smoking Exposure Associated with Endothelial Dysfunction in Healthy Individuals, Current Hypertension Reviews, August 2008, Bentham Science Publishers, DOI: 10.2174/157340208785132626.
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