BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING, cilt.15, ss.251-256, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Objects Carbon monoxide (CO) is suspected of playing a major role in cigarette smoke-induced cardiovascular diseases. Hypertension is one of the common chronic cardiovascular diseases that lead to heart attacks, strokes, chronic heart failure, and chronic renal failure. We aimed to investigate the immediate effects of passive smoking on blood pressure and heart rate during and after exposure in healthy females. In addition, we examined that whether carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) levels were correlated with heart rate and blood pressure measurements.