Cardiovascular diseases continue to increase in the country, mainly due to various risk factors, such as inadequate nutrition, sedentary life and the use of cigarettes. Although there are no studies or records of specific cases of cardiovascular injuries caused by smoking using electronic devices that are very modern among young people, cardiologists agree that its use is related to the development of heart disease
Dr Ernesto Dias Alvarez, director of the Dominican Institute of Cardiology, an organization that offers 45,000 consultations a year, recalls that nicotine contained in the electronic cigarette has been shown to account for 20% of the heart rate and increase the incidence of 10%.
He noted that, according to the American Heart Association, the electronic cigarette causes a rapid and constant increase in heart rate and blood pressure. This, he added, could pose a health risk to people who have never smoked because of the nicotine they contain.
The president of the Dominican Society of Cardiology, Dr. Claudia Almond, said there are many international studies that show that exposure to nicotine, even electronic cigarettes, increases adrenaline, exposes the heart to a heart attack and sudden death.
The Director of the Cardiology Institute explained that there are no direct cases in this institution, but it is well known that the majority of young people who arrive in an emergency situation that is a cardiac event deny this habit.
CHANGE OF FEATURES
Dr. Almonthe said that the country has not been studied among young people who have cardiovascular events to determine the frequency of the electronic device, but studies have been conducted globally in patients who develop this habit. The idea, he said, is not to change habits, because everything that creates dependence is harmful. "We strongly disagree because, although there are lower levels of carcinogenic exposure, it has it, and it continues exposure to nicotine steam that damages the heart, so we do not agree to encourage the use of an electric cigarette ". Interviewed separately, Dr. Díaz Álvarez and Almonte have agreed on the importance of the population, adopting healthy habits.