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Young smokers at high risk of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
 

Young smokers at high risk of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

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Young smokers are eight times as likely as previous and never smokers to develop acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, a study has found.
 
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12 Dec 2016 - General
 
Smoking is such a powerful key to unlock the doors of different life threatening conditions. Not just lung cancers as the main condition along with this risk factor but also myocardial infarction. Nicotine being contained in cigarettes may cause vasoconstriction which may impede the circulation in and/or towards the heart which may lead to decrease in oxygenation and eventually cause myocardial infarction. These are just one of the life threatening conditions wherein if not given immediate atten...
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