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New study finds e-cigarettes increase risk of heart disease

Published on: 4:15 pm - Wednesday | July 11, 2018

Did you know! E-cigarettes increase cardiovascular risk as much as cigarettes do.


The usage of e-cigarettes containing nicotine has a significant impact on vascular functions, claims new study.


It revealed that smokers of e-cigarettes experienced the same, if not higher level of cardiovascular elevation for prolonged periods after smoking the e-cigarette.


Researchers found that using e-cigarettes and cigarettes, in comparison to nicotine-free e-cigarettes, had the same significant impact on vitals, with participant’s blood pressure and heart rate being affected.


Peripheral systolic blood pressure was raised significantly for 45 minutes after using an e-cigarette and 15 minutes after smoking a cigarette. Heart rate also remained elevated for 45 minutes for e-cigarettes, with the increase being higher than 8% for the first 30 minutes.


In comparison, traditional cigarettes only raised heart rate for 30 minutes and there was again no change when using nicotine-free e-cigarettes.


Franzen et al. use this data to state that the e-cigarettes can be as dangerous as cigarettes, simply concluding that: “The increased parameters within the nicotine containing devices might be a link to an increased cardiovascular risk which is well known for cigarettes.”


The findings have been published in the journal Vascular Medicine.


Source: ANI

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