Login | Users Online: 6084  
Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size   
Home | About us | Editorial board | Search | Ahead of print | Current Issue | Archives | Submit article | Instructions | Subscribe | Advertise | Contact us
 
VIEWPOINT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 103-107

Khat chewing and cardiovascular disease


1 Cardiac Department, Faculty of Medicine, Sanaa University, Sana'a, Yemen
2 Department of Adult Cardiology, Heart Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Ahmed Al-Motarreb
Professor of Cardiology, Cardiac Department, Faculty of Medicine, Sana'a University, Sana'a
Yemen
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/heartviews.heartviews_88_21

Rights and Permissions

Khat chewing is a deeply rooted habit in Yemen. It has social, economic, and medical problems. Chronic use of khat chewing increases the risk of many medical complications. Cathinone, the main khat leaf constituent, has an indirect sympathomimetic action. The effect of khat chewing and cathinone on the cardiovascular system have been identified, including increased risk of hypertension and acute cardiovascular events, as well as increased risk of cardiovascular complications among patients presenting with Acute Coronary Syndrome who are khat chewers.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed182    
    Printed12    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded16    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal