Smoking cessation to improve heart's health
Smokers are at more risk for both lung and heart disorders. Time since smoking cessation was related to rising hs-cTnI concentrations, showing a hs-cTnI continuum from current smokers to never-smokers. This study published in the Journal of American Heart Association. Cardiac troponins are a sensitive indicator of subclinical myocardial damage and have been linked to an elevated risk of cardiovascular events in the general population.
Despite both cardiac troponins and cigarette smoking having positive links with cardiovascular risk, hs-cTnI show that concentrations of cardiac troponin I are lower in current smokers than in never smokers. The effect of smoking intensity and duration since quitting on hscTnI is unclear.
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Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)