Document Detail

Continuous smoking and progression of arterial stiffening: a prospective study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20430271     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: We prospectively and longitudinally determined the effects of smoking on the progression of arterial stiffening as well as the involvement of inflammation in this process. BACKGROUND: Smoking is an important avoidable risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and arterial stiffness might be involved in the pathophysiology. No prospective study has examined the effect of continuous smoking on the age-associated progression of arterial stiffening. METHODS: In 2,054 Japanese subjects (40 +/- 8 years of age), brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) and serum C-reactive protein (CRP) levels were measured at the baseline and the end of a 5- to 6-year follow-up period. RESULTS: The annual rate of change of the baPWV during the study period was significantly greater in the continuous heavy smokers (11.0 +/- 1.9 cm/s/year, n = 181) than in the never-smokers (5.5 +/- 0.6 cm/s/year, n = 1,018). This difference remained significant even after adjustments for covariates, including age (p < 0.05). In continuous smokers (n = 493), the mean number of cigarettes smoked/day during the study period showed a significant relationship with the changes in baPWV. No significant relationship was found between the change in baPWV and serum CRP levels. CONCLUSIONS: Continuous smoking might accelerate the age-associated progression of structural stiffening of the large- to middle-size arteries. We also found a dose-response relationship between cigarette consumption and accelerated arterial stiffening. However, we failed to confirm any significant association between the rate of arterial stiffening and the serum CRP levels in the smokers.
Hirofumi Tomiyama; Hideki Hashimoto; Hirofumi Tanaka; Chisa Matsumoto; Mari Odaira; Jiko Yamada; Masanobu Yoshida; Kazuki Shiina; Mikio Nagata; Akira Yamashina
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Cardiology     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1558-3597     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-30     Completed Date:  2010-05-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301365     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1979-87     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 American College of Cardiology Foundation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Second Department of Internal Medicine, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Ankle Brachial Index
Arteries / pathology,  physiopathology*
C-Reactive Protein / analysis
Disease Progression
Linear Models
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Smoking / blood,  physiopathology*
Reg. No./Substance:
9007-41-4/C-Reactive Protein

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Multicenter trial of high-speed versus conventional single-photon emission computed tomography imagi...
Next Document:  Carcinoid heart disease.