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A 41-year-old female asked:

41 female smoker i take bp med press good what are the risks forme getting heart disease or heart attack is it common had reg strs test blood all good?

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Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
Thoracic Surgery 21 years experience
Heart dz: you already have 2 risk factors for heart disease, meaning coronary artery disease: smoking, and hypertension. To reduce the risk you need to stop smoking and make sure your blood pressure is under control with the medications
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Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Stress tests do not necessarily pick up occult or "sublicinical" atherosclerosis. That you use tobacco is a a huge risk factor for cardiovascular disease. If you could quit, you would do yourself a huge favor from a CV point of view, and your lung function too would normalise after 1 year to that of a non-smoker.
Oct 14, 2014
Last updated May 1, 2015


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