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Lifestyle-related risk factors, smoking status and cardiovascular disease.

Authors
  • Giudice, Renata
  • Izzo, Raffaele
  • Manzi, Maria Virgina
  • Pagnano, Giampiero
  • Santoro, Mario
  • Rao, Maria Assunta Elena
  • Di Renzo, Gianfranco
  • De Luca, Nicola
  • Trimarco, Valentina
Type
Published Article
Journal
High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2012
Volume
19
Issue
2
Pages
85–92
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2165/11632140-000000000-00000
PMID: 22867094
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In hypertensive patients, in optimal blood pressure control, smoking status has been shown to be independently associated with an increased maximum arterial IMT (IMTmax). In particular, an increase of the IMT was associated with the total amount of cigarettes smoked (calculated as packs per year) and the average age at which people began smoking.

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