Smoking is one of the most important risk factors for developing coronary artery disease. Smokers have a significantly increased risk of early heart attack. In addition to promoting atherosclerosis, once arteriosclerosis develops, smoking may cause a heart attack to happen by rupture of an established plaque.
The positive effects of stopping smoking are seen within a matter of hours. It is never too late to stop smoking. Those patients who stop smoking after a heart attack, angioplasty or bypass surgery have a much better prognosis than those who continue to smoke do.
High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure or hypertension is one of the most common risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Hypertension can be a silent killer, for until the disease is very advanced, there are no symptoms of high blood pressure. It is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly and to follow-up with your doctor if high readings are seen. Normal blood pressure is less than or equal to 120 over 80 (120/80). High blood pressure is greater than 140/90.
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