Effect of acute cigarette smoking on left and right ventricle filling parameters: A conventional and tissue Doppler echocardiographic study in healthy participants

Barutcu I., Esen A. M., Kaya D., Onrat E., Melek M., Celik A., ...More

Angiology, vol.59, no.3, pp.312-316, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0003319707304882
  • Journal Name: Angiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.312-316
  • Keywords: Acute smoking, Doppler echocardiography, Ventricular filing dynamics
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


Acute effects of smoking on left and right ventricular function is determined by conventional and tissue Doppler imaging methods in this study. Pulsed-wave Doppler indices of the left and right ventricle diastolic function, including mitral and tricuspid inflow peak early and late velocity and their ratio were obtained from 20 healthy subjects by conventional Doppler and tissue Doppler imaging. Echocardiographic indices of left and right ventricles, including isovolumetric relaxation time, deceleration time, isovolumetric contraction time, ejection time, and myocardial performance index of right ventricle were measured before and 30 minutes after smoking a cigarette. Mitral and tricuspid inflow parameters and right ventricular myocardial performance index significantly altered after smoking a cigarette. Among the tissue Doppler imaging parameters, mitral and tricuspid lateral annulus diastolic, but not systolic, velocities altered after smoking a cigarette. Acute cigarette smoking alters left and right ventricular diastolic functions in healthy nonsmokers. © 2008 Sage Publications.