TITLE

Khat Chewing: A Smokeless Gun?

AUTHOR(S)
Mateen, Farrah J.; Cascino, Gregory D.
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Nov2010, Vol. 85 Issue 11, p971
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The authors comment on a study regarding the prevalence of khat chewing, which was associated with increased risk of stroke and death. Patients from Eastern African and Yemeni origins were evaluated and counseled about khat chewing when they are living in Western countries. The authors highlight the importance of properly evaluating cardiac patients on the basis of their ethnic and geographic origins. They conclude that further studies are needed to evaluate the effects of khat.
ACCESSION #
55414599

 

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