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Heart Views. 2011 Oct;12(4):169-72. doi: 10.4103/1995-705X.90906.

Acute Myocardial Infarction in a Young Adult Male Associated with the use of Smokeless Tobacco (Sweka).

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  • 1Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.

Abstract

Dipping smokeless tobacco (ST) is used worldwide. We report a case of acute myocardial infarction in a young patient, who consumed smokeless tobacco (Sweka) for over one year. ST may be as harmful as smoking and carries adverse cardiac complications. A prompt call for restriction and prohibition is advised and its alternative use to quit smoking must be abandoned.

KEYWORDS:

Acute myocardial infarction; Niswar; Sweka; smokeless tobacco

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PMC3345154
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