Effects of long-term smoking on myocardial blood flow, coronary vasomotion, and vasodilator capacity Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Coronary Circulation
  • Smoking
  • Vasodilation
  • Vasomotor System

abstract

  • The normal hyperemic response to dipyridamole in long-term smokers indicates a preserved endothelium-independent coronary vascular smooth muscle relaxation, whereas the abnormal response to cold suggests a defect in coronary vasomotion likely located at the level of the coronary endothelium. Its severity depends on the total exposure time to smoking.

publication date

  • July 14, 1998

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 9679717

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 119

end page

  • 25

volume

  • 98

number

  • 2