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.
Lipoprotein(a), or lp(a), is the number one most aggressive cause for heart disease and coronary plaque known. Lp(a) can account for heart attacks in men in their 40s, women in their 50s. Whenever you hear about families in which heart attacks occur in people in their 40s and 50s, always think Lp(a) until proven otherwise. It can cause heart…