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The association of opium with coronary artery disease.
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PMID:  17925633     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The effects of opium consumption on coronary artery disease are still unknown. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 2405 patients admitted to the Angiographic Ward at Tehran Heart Center from 7 May 2005 to 13 August 2005. RESULTS: After adjusting for conventional cardiovascular risk factors, opium consumption was a significant risk factor for coronary artery disease (P=0.01 and odds ratio=1.8). Moreover, the amount of opium consumption was associated significantly with the severity of coronary atherosclerosis, as measured by clinical vessel score (r=0.2, P=0.002). CONCLUSIONS: To our knowledge, this is the first time that the adverse effects of opium consumption on coronary arteries was defined.
Saeed Sadeghian; Soodabeh Darvish; Gholamreza Davoodi; Mojtaba Salarifar; Mehran Mahmoodian; Nader Fallah; Abbas Ali Karimi
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1741-8267     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-10     Completed Date:  2008-02-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101192000     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  715-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Jalal AL-Ahmad & North Kargar Cross, Tehran, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Disease / chemically induced*
Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
Logistic Models
Middle Aged
Odds Ratio
Opium / adverse effects*
Risk Factors
Smoking / adverse effects
Substance-Related Disorders
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