Smoking is a major risk factor for heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke. Cigarette smoke raises high blood pressure and decreases good cholesterol. Quitting benefits your heart. Within days of stopping smoking, your risk of heart attack starts to decline.
Chest pain afflicts people of all ages. It doesn’t make a distinction based on demographics or social position. Having chest pain can unnerve a person. The fear is that a heart blockage could be lurking around the corner, a blockage that could be the “big one”- the one that stops a person in their tracks. As a cardiologist I see people…