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