This paper is devoted to a study of the vasospastic and atherogenic effects of nicotine. One hundred twenty students were examined, half of which had been smokers for more than two years. Telethermography, ultrasound dopplerography, and duplex scanning were carried out on volunteers. It is shown that smoking has distinct vasospastic and atherogenetic effects. This article also discusses the prospects of a more extensive two-stage catamnestic investigation.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
(110.3080) Imaging systems : Infrared imaging
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.7180) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ultrasound diagnostics
Original Manuscript: February 22, 2013
Published: June 18, 2013
I. D. Stulin, K. G. Gurevich, D. S. Solonskiĭ, R. S. Musin, A. O. Mnushkin, A. G. Sazonova, N. V. Lochan, N. V. Lyseĭko, M. T. Matskeplishvili, S. A. Trukhanov, A. V. Koshcheev, F. A. Seleznev, and D. D. Stulina, "Thermography and ultrasound in the evaluation of smoking as a risk factor of cardiovascular pathology," J. Opt. Technol. 80, 379-381 (2013)