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Can smoking contribute to a heart attack?
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Brian Fishman
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Yes
Risk factors for heart attacks include age, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history, and tobacco use.
Among other things, smoking leads to chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) that forces the heart to work harder to maintain the same level of perfusion, predisposing to a number of cardiomyopathies including right-sided heart failure and myocardial infarction.

In brief: Yes
Risk factors for heart attacks include age, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history, and tobacco use.
Among other things, smoking leads to chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) that forces the heart to work harder to maintain the same level of perfusion, predisposing to a number of cardiomyopathies including right-sided heart failure and myocardial infarction.
Brian Fishman
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: YES !!!!
Yes it is an important addressable risk factor.

In brief: YES !!!!
Yes it is an important addressable risk factor.
Dr. Mark Stern
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