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Smoking is even more damaging to the heart than previously thought

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Smoking is even more damaging to the heart than previously thought Smoking is even more damaging to the heart than previously thought

Smoking is even more damaging to the heart than previously thought






Smokers have weaker hearts than non-smokers, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2022.1 The study found that the more people smoked, the worse their heart function became. Some function was restored when people kicked the habit.?It is well known that smoking causes blocked arteries, leading to coronary heart disease and stroke,? said study author Dr. Eva Holt of Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark. ?Our study shows that smoking also leads to thicker, weaker hearts. It means that smokers have a smaller volume of blood in the left heart chamber and less power to pump it out to the rest of the body. The more you smoke, the worse your heart function becomes. The heart can recuperate to some degree with smoking cessation, so it is never too late to quit.?According to the World Health Organization, tobacco kills more than eight million people each year.2 Cigarette smoking is responsible for 50% of all avoidable deaths in smokers, with half of these due to atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke.3 The detrimental effects of smoking on the arteries and arterial diseases such as heart attack and stroke are well established.4Studies have also shown that smoking is associated with a higher risk of heart failure, where the heart muscle does not pump blood around the body as well as it should, usually because it is too weak or stiff. This means that the body does not receive the oxygen and nutrients it needs t...
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Publication date: 27-08-2022 16:06
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