E-cigarettes to give up smoking could cause heart attack and stroke.
To give up smoking, many are turning to e-cigarettes.
People often think that e-cigarettes are healthier than normal cigarettes.
Research shows that E-cigarettes actually increase the risk of suffering from heart attack and stroke.
This only applies to E-cigarettes that contain nicotine.
It appears that the general public consider E-cigarettes almost harmless but this is not the case.
Using e-cigarettes to give up smoking has seen the industry grow massively over the past few years.
15 volunteers, who had never tried e-cigarettes, were asked to use an E-cigarette for research purposes.
Half of them tried those containing nicotine and half without.
It was found that 30 minutes following the use of e-cigarettes containing nicotine, the participants’ heart rate and blood pressure increased.
Stiffening of the arteries were also noticeable.
None of the above mentioned side effects were experienced by the volunteers who smoked e-cigarettes that did not contain nicotine.
It is important to note that “vaping” is a relatively new industry. Therefore, more evidence is to be gathered regarding the harm that use of e-cigarettes containing nicotine can potentially cause.
Dr Mangus Lundback, lead researcher says: “The results are preliminary, but in this study we found there was a significant increase in heart rate and blood pressure in the volunteers who were exposed to e-cigarettes containing nicotine. Arterial stiffness increased around three-fold in those who were exposed to nicotine-containing e-cigarettes compared with the nicotine-free group.”
It is believed that continued use of e-cigarettes containing nicotine can have serious consequences.
Stroke can be caused by a blood clot in an artery within the brain.
This can cut off circulation to the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures and blood leaks into surrounding tissue.
Having suffered stroke, patients can be left with severe injury if not treated appropriately.
We often investigate medical negligence claims arising from a failure to provide appropriate care and treatment to individuals who have suffered heart attack and stroke.
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