GW Cardiology Fellow's Research on E-Cigarettes and Heart Attack published in National Journal
GW Cardiology Fellow, Dr. Talal Alzahrani, research on
"Association between Electronic Cigarette Use and Myocardial Infarction," was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Electronic cigarettes have gained popularity of use in the US despite possible promotion of coronary artery disease. Using a national database, Dr. Alzahrani and colleagues compared the use of e-cigarettes in patients with, versus those without a history of myocardial infarction. The authors reported that E-cigarette usage significantly increased the risk having a heart attack.