Smoking Can Really Weaken the Heart

Smoking is even worse for your heart than you might already think, new Danish research warns.
“It is well known that smoking causes blocked arteries, leading to coronary heart disease and stroke,” said researcher Dr. Eva Holt, of Herlev and Gentofte Hospital in Copenhagen.
“Our study shows that smoking also leads to thicker, weaker hearts,” she said. “It means that smokers have a smaller volume of blood in the left heart chamber and less power to pump it out to the rest of the body. The more you smoke, the worse your heart function becomes.”
What’s the good news? “The heart can recuperate to some degree with smoking cessation, so it is never too late to quit,” Holt added….
Source: The Epoch Times

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