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How does smoking affect the heart?

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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Nicotine

Nicotine can cause increased heart rate and constriction of blood vessels, which can cause high blood pressure or even low blood flow through the coronary arteries of the heart.
Lower oxygen levels in the blood due to smoking can increase heart rate as well ... Smoking can cause atherosclerosis, which can block the coronary arteries to the heart.

In brief: Nicotine

Nicotine can cause increased heart rate and constriction of blood vessels, which can cause high blood pressure or even low blood flow through the coronary arteries of the heart.
Lower oxygen levels in the blood due to smoking can increase heart rate as well ... Smoking can cause atherosclerosis, which can block the coronary arteries to the heart.
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Don't smoke!

Smoking is a risk factor for the development of heart attacks and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) which causes heart disease and strokes.
Coronary arteries become constricted when people smoke and may be a cause of chest pains.

In brief: Don't smoke!

Smoking is a risk factor for the development of heart attacks and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) which causes heart disease and strokes.
Coronary arteries become constricted when people smoke and may be a cause of chest pains.
Dr. Martin Bress
Dr. Martin Bress
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