Impact of tobacco smoking on coronary risk factor profile
Bhatt, Janardan (2003) Impact of tobacco smoking on coronary risk factor profile. Journal of Applied Basic Medical Sciences, 5 (5). pp. 105-108. ISSN ISSN 0972-4729
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Abstract : (Atherosclerotic coronary artery disease is multifactorial disease. The tobacco smoking is the major risk factor of coronary artery disease (C.A.D.) The present study tried to determine the prevalence of all the known risk factors of C.A.D. among the tobacco smoker and compared them with non smokers. Study was designed in such a way that sixty randomized tobacco smokers who attended the “STOP SMOKING CAMPAIGN AND C.A.D. RISK PREDICTION PROGRAM” in various parts of Ahmedabad were screened from C.A.D. risk point of view. The findings were compared with age, sex, matched sixty non-smokers. The result concluded that the prevalence of all the risk factors of C.A.D. i.e Type-A personality, family history, Altered GTT (Glucose tolerance Test), Hypertriglycerideamia, Hypercholesterolaemia, low level of HDL-C, Low C/HDL-C ratio more than 5, emotional stress etc. were statistically significantly high among tobacco smokers compared to non smokers. So among the tobacco smokers the overall risk of CAD increase manifold. The study strongly emphasized that majority of risk factors are modified by nearly the simple physiological manover i.e. stopping or reduce the tobacco smoking, dietary modification, physical exercise and health education).
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