WlLBERT S. ARONOW, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JAMES DENDINGER, B.S.; STANLEY N. ROKAW, M.D.
Ten cigarette smokers with angina pectoris had blood pressure, heart rate, and expired-air carbon monoxide measurements before and after smoking each of five high-, low-, and non-nicotine cigarettes. There was a significant increase in systolic and diastolic blood pressure after smoking each high- and low-nicotine cigarette, with a significant increase in peak systolic and diastolic blood pressure from cigarette 1 to cigarette 5. There was a significant increase in heart rate after smoking each high- and low-nicotine cigarette but no significant increase in peak heart rate from cigarette 1 to cigarette 5. There was no significant increase in blood pressure or heart rate after smoking a non-nicotine cigarette. There was a significant increase in carbon monoxide level after smoking each high-, low-, and non-nicotine cigarette, with a significant increase in peak carbon monoxide level from cigarette 1 to cigarette 5.
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ARONOW WS, DENDINGER J, ROKAW SN. Heart Rate and Carbon Monoxide Level After Smoking High-, Low-, and Non-Nicotine Cigarettes: A Study in Male Patients with Angina Pectoris. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:697-702. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-697
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):697-702.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Coronary Risk Factors, Smoking.
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