5 doctors weighed in:

Why is cigarette smoking a risk factor of coronary artery disease?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Smoking Vascular Dz

Smoking accelerates the development of atherosclerosis (plaque formation / cholesterol build-up / formation of blockages) in blood vessels.
The exact mechanism is not understood. Studies show that high cholesterol, high blood pressure and cigarette smoking together increase the risk seven times. If you smoke several packs/day for several years, this increases your risk two fold.

In brief: Smoking Vascular Dz

Smoking accelerates the development of atherosclerosis (plaque formation / cholesterol build-up / formation of blockages) in blood vessels.
The exact mechanism is not understood. Studies show that high cholesterol, high blood pressure and cigarette smoking together increase the risk seven times. If you smoke several packs/day for several years, this increases your risk two fold.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Thank
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Arterial damage

It causes damage to to the lining of artery hence starts formation of plaque or blocakage.

In brief: Arterial damage

It causes damage to to the lining of artery hence starts formation of plaque or blocakage.
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Cardiology
12 years in practice
508K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors