• Smoking increases HF risk among black adults

    11 monthes ago - By Healio

    Cigarette smoking is a strong risk factor for higher left ventricular mass and systolic dysfunction and HF hospitalization among black adults, according to new data published in Circulation.
    Although cigarette smoke is a well-known risk factor for CVD, the influences on cardiac structure and function may not be fully recognized due to the strong association with CHD, the researchers wrote in the study background.
    “Previous research has focused on smoking and atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, but not enough attention has been given to the other bad effects of smoking on the heart,”
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  • Smoking Ups Heart Failure Risk among African-Americans

    Smoking Ups Heart Failure Risk among African-Americans

    11 monthes ago - By Medindia Health

    Smoking increases the risk of heart failure among African-Americans. Smoking changes the left ventricular function which is an early sign for developing heart disease.
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