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ECG Changes in Young Healthy Smokers: A Simple and Cost-Effective Method to Assess Cardiovascular Risk According to Pack-Years of Smoking.

Authors
  • Sharma, Nirmal Kumar1
  • Jaiswal, Kapil Kumar2
  • Meena, S R3
  • Chandel, Rahul4
  • Chittora, Saurabh4
  • Goga, Prem Singh2
  • Harish, H B2
  • Sagar, Rajesh5
  • 1 Professor.
  • 2 Resident Doctor.
  • 3 Senior Professor.
  • 4 Assistant Professor.
  • 5 Medical Officer, Department of Medicine, Government Medical College, Kota, Rajasthan.
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2017
Volume
65
Issue
6
Pages
26–30
Identifiers
PMID: 28782310
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

ECG abnormalities in this study indicate cardiovascular risk in term of cardiac arrhythmia, pulmonary arterial hypertension, heart blocks etc in such subjects. As this procedure is non-invasive and cost effective it is potentially an effective and yet a simple method for cardiovascular risk evaluation in smokers. Furthermore, such ECG abnormalities may guide the clinician for risk evaluation in smokers and may be used to convince the smokers to quit smoking.

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