A 53-year-old male asked:
smoke free for 12 mo. as of easter 2014, what are my risks of stroke/heart attack at this point?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Roberto Saez answered
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Would need screening: Hard to answer risk is mediated by family hx and other things like being male, having high BP and high cholesterol among others including smoking you could have a coronary calcium score (cat scan that measures calcium in your heart arteries) and a screening test that would look at your carotid arteries in your neck for starters. Good thing you stopped smoking !
Answered on Jun 10, 2015
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