Relationship between smoking and a new index of arterial stiffness, the cardio-ankle vascular index, in male workers: a cross-sectional study

  • 20 Sep 2012
  • Study (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
  • Health Harms (TOPIC)
  • Southeast Asia (REGION)

Cigarette smoking is one of the major factors that increases arterial stiffness. The purpose of this study was to examine further the relationship between smoking status and arterial stiffness using a new index, the cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI), in male Japanese workers.