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How does smoking cause heart disease ?

I ve heard that smoking causes heart disease. I understand lung cancer is caused by mutations the genetic code of structures such as the alveoli , but I m not too clear on how smoking may contribute to heart disease. Of course, as a stimulant that taxes the heart and lungs, nicotine may not exactly be the most healthful thing affecting the cardiovascular system, but no one blames caffeine for their cardiovascular maladies. What s the deal with smokes and heart disease ?
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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It hardens the arteries, making the passage of the blood alot harder to travel...this is one of the reasons why heart patients take aspirin, since aspirin thins the blood, and allows it to pass through those hardened arteries... My father died of CHD (Coronary Heart Disease) and he was an otherwise healthy man...He had an angina attack and 2 heart attacks...2 of his arteries were severely hardened and clogged...His cholesterol was normal as was his blood pressure and everything what caused it? According to doctors it was his smoking! If you are or know a smoker, learn from others' tragedies.
Answered: Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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