Insights into pathophysiology of smoke-related cardiovascular disease

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2008.423

Authors

  • Salvatore De Rosa Division of Cardiology, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy.
  • Mario Pacileo Division of Cardiology, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy.
  • Laura Sasso Division of Cardiology, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy.
  • Vito Di Palma Division of Cardiology, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy.
  • Paola Maietta Division of Cardiology, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy.
  • Antonella Paglia Division of Cardiology, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy.
  • Linda Brevetti Division of Cardiology, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy.
  • Plinio Cirillo | pcirillo@unina.it Division of Cardiology, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy.
  • Massimo Chiariello Division of Cardiology, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy.

Abstract

cardiovascular morbidity and mortality are well established. Both active and passive smoking represent a major health hazard for both men and women. The great concerns related to the deleterious effects of CS on cardiovascular disease have been translated into various kinds of social interventions and targeted health policies since ever. The high health impact of cigarette smoking has driven a huge number of researches at the epidemiological, clinical and biological level. Nevertheless, even though many progresses have been made in understanding the mechanisms underlying the high disease burden associated to cigarette smoke, the exact components and the mechanisms by means of which it exerts its effects remain to be completely clarified as yet. The present paper reviews the main observations on the pathophysiology of smoke-related cardiovascular diseases, providing an up-to-date perspective about one of the main cardiovascular killers of our days.

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2016-01-26
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Keywords:
cigarette smoke, cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, thrombosis, pathophysiology
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How to Cite
De Rosa, Salvatore, Mario Pacileo, Laura Sasso, Vito Di Palma, Paola Maietta, Antonella Paglia, Linda Brevetti, Plinio Cirillo, and Massimo Chiariello. 2016. “Insights into Pathophysiology of Smoke-Related Cardiovascular Disease”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 70 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2008.423.

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