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      The acute and chronic effect of cigarette smoking on the elastic properties of the ascending aorta in healthy male subjects.

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          Aortic elastic properties are markers and prognosticators of cardiovascular risk. Smoking adversely affects arterial elastic properties. The acute and chronic effect of cigarette smoking on the elastic properties of the ascending aorta has not been determined.

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          Journal
          Hellenic J Cardiol
          Hellenic journal of cardiology : HJC = Hellenike kardiologike epitheorese
          1109-9666
          1109-9666
          December 1 2006
          : 47
          : 5
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Peripheral Vessels Unit, 1st Cardiology Department, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece.
          Article
          17134061

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