The effect of smoking on carotid intima-media thickness progression rate and rate of lumen diameter reduction.

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The purpose of the study was to investigate the long-term associations between smoking habits, environmental tobacco smoke exposure (ETS), carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) progression rate, and rate of lumen diameter reduction in the carotid artery during a 16-year follow-up. Another objective was to investigate if an effect of smoking on progression rate could be explained by increased low grade inflammation.

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  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Internal Medicine
Early online date2015 Nov 5
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes