Effects of Nicotine-Free Hookah Smoking on Blood Flow to the Heart, Muscle and Skin

NCT ID: NCT02310373


Title
Effects of Nicotine-Free Hookah Smoking on Blood Flow to the Heart, Muscle and Skin
Purpose
This is a pilot study on the acute effects of nicotine-free hookah (herbal/steam stones) smoking on the sympathetic neural control of the human cardiovascular system. Hookah smoking is known to transiently increase blood pressure and heart rate while decreasing heart rate variability suggesting - but not proving - sympathetic mediation. The contribution of nicotine to these effects is unknown. Here the investigators will directly measure the acute effects of nicotine-free Hookah smoking on sympathetic nerve activity with microneurography (intraneural microelectrodes) and quantify associated regional changes in vasomotor tone.
Details
Conditions
Nicotine-free Hookah Smoking
Keywords
Nicotine-free hookah, Waterpipe, Smoking, Sympathetic
Source
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Sponsors
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Status
Recruiting
Acronym
Last Updated
25 Jan 2016
URL
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Locations
United States