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E-cig might cause heart rate to slow down

By jeremyc | November 10, 2017

More and more people are now using e-cigarettes believing they are safer than conventional cigarettes. A new study, however, reveals that e-cig might slow down the heart rate. In this study, the researchers tested the effect of aerosols on heart function and rhythm in mice.

In this research, the scientists exposed mice to e-cigarettes for a period of 9 minutes. Additionally, mice were also exposed to conventional cigarettes with nicotine, as well as without nicotine, for the same duration of time.

The researchers noted that when mice were exposed to e-cig aerosols, their heart rate slowed down. Aerosols are believed to contain not only heavy metals but also cancer-causing chemicals. In this research, two specific aerosols were tested. These are vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol, both of which are extremely common in e-cigs. Not surprisingly, the heart rate of mice also slowed after they had been exposed to conventional cigs.

Bradycardia, a low heart rate, is not necessarily a bad thing. However, it can be dangerous in elderly. According to doctors, people should get their bradycardia checked if they also experience accompanying symptoms.

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