1. Effect of continuous smoking reduction and abstinence on blood pressure and heart rate in smokers switching to electronic cigarettes.

    Internal and Emergency Medicine 11(1):85 (2016) PMID 26749533 PMCID PMC4747988

    We present prospective blood pressure (BP) and hear rate (HR) changes in smokers invited to switch to e-cigarettes in the ECLAT study. BP and HR changes were compared among (1) different study groups (users of high, low, and zero nicotine products) and (2) pooled continuous smoking phenotype cla...
  2. Apical traction: a novel visual echocardiographic parameter to predict survival in patients with pulmonary hypertension.

    European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging 17(2):177 (2016) PMID 26034094 PMCID PMC4882877

    In some pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients, we noted a motion pattern where the right ventricular (RV) apex is pulled towards to left ventricle (LV) during systole, caused by traction from the LV ('apical traction', AT). Herein, we characterize patients with AT to investigate its prognostic si...
  3. Survival from inpatient cardiac arrest in a specialised referral hospital for Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

    Resuscitation 96:117 (2015)

  4. Response to Shihadeh et al. (2015): E-cigarettes generate high levels of aldehydes only in 'dry puff' conditions.

    British journal of addiction 110(11):1862 (2015) PMID 26395274

  5. Toxicity assessment of refill liquids for electronic cigarettes.

    International Journal of Environmental Research... 12(5):4796 (2015) PMID 25941845 PMCID PMC4454939

    We analyzed 42 models from 14 brands of refill liquids for e-cigarettes for the presence of micro-organisms, diethylene glycol, ethylene glycol, hydrocarbons, ethanol, aldehydes, tobacco-specific nitrosamines, and solvents. All the liquids under scrutiny complied with norms for the absence of ye...
  6. More on hidden formaldehyde in e-cigarette aerosols.

    New England Journal of Medicine 372(16):1575 (2015) PMID 25875274

  7. More on Hidden Formaldehyde in E-Cigarette Aerosols

    New England Journal of Medicine 372(16):1575 (2015) PMID 25875273

    To the Editor: The data presented by Jensen et al. (Jan. 22 issue)1 in their recent letter to the Editor do not support their conclusion that e-cigarette use presents a likely risk of excessive exposure to formaldehyde. The 5-V puff topography used by Jensen et al. appears to have over...
  8. A critique of a World Health Organization-commissioned report and associated paper on electronic cigarettes.

    British journal of addiction 109(12):2128 (2014) PMID 25196419

    The World Health Organization (WHO) recently commissioned a report reviewing evidence on electronic cigarettes and making policy recommendations. A version of it was subsequently published as an academic paper. We identify important errors in the description and interpretation of the studies rev...
  9. Survival from inpatient cardiac arrest in a tertiary referral hospital for Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Resuscitation 85:S79 (2014)

  10. It is preferable for surgical patients to use e-cigarettes rather than smoke cigarettes.

    British Medical Journal (Abstracts) 348:g1961 (2014) PMID 24614431

  11. Acute and chronic effects of smoking on myocardial function in healthy heavy smokers: a study of Doppler flow, Doppler tissue velocity, and two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography.

    Echocardiography 30(3):285 (2013) PMID 23189925

    The purpose of the study was to evaluate the acute and chronic effect of smoking on left ventricular function in healthy heavy smokers by conventional Doppler flow, tissue Doppler, and two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE). Echocardiograms were performed in 42 healthy heavy ...
  12. Survival from inpatient cardiac arrest in a specialised referral hospitalCategory: Implementation

    Resuscitation 83:e133 (2012)

  13. COMPARISON OF KNOWLEDGE LEVEL ABOUT ANTICOAGULATION THERAPY BETWEEN ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AND PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE PATIENTS AND ITS' RELATION TO INR GOAL ATTAINMENT

    Journal of the American College of Cardiology 59(13):E1701 (2012)

  14. DELAYED LEFT VENTRICULAR RELAXATION DUE TO SMOKING IN HEALTHY SUBJECTS: A STRAIN-IMAGING STUDY

    Journal of the American College of Cardiology 59(13):E1293 (2012)