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Acute effects of using an electronic nicotine–delivery device (e-cigarette) on myocardial function: comparison with the effects of regular cigarettes

BMC Cardiovascular Disorders (Impact Factor: 1.5). 06/2014; 14(1):78. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2261-14-78
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ABSTRACT Electronic cigarettes have been developed and marketed in recent years as smoking substitutes. However, no studies have evaluated their effects on the cardiovascular system. The purpose of this study was to examine the immediate effects of electronic cigarette use on left ventricular (LV) function, compared to the well-documented acute adverse effects of smoking.

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