Why Heart Patients Should Kick Butts. Part 2

Permanently putting out your butts will help save your life. Why? “After smoking a cigarette, your heart rate increases 15 to 30 beats per minute and your blood pressure increases as well,” said Steven Keteyian, Ph.D., program director of Preventive Cardiology at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Mich. “When a person smokes 20 or 30 cigarettes in a day, you can see the marked increase this has throughout the day [on the heart rate].”

But the consequences of smoking don’t stop there. “Smoking also acts as a vasoconstrictor of our small arteries — diminishing blood flow to effected regions of the body,” Keteyian added. “Over the long term, cigarettes also increase the risk for many forms of heart disease. The most notable is coronary atherosclerosis [blocked arteries]. Long-term smoking greatly increases the formation of plaque-type substances in our coronary arteries — for men and women and for both people who have not yet had a heart problem and those who have.”

Quitting smoking can help reverse the negative health effects of cigarettes. But when you do quit, van Domburg found that you might not notice a difference between yourself and your neighbor who didn’t quit for a few years.

“Patients who were smoking at the time of surgery and who were able to quit smoking in the years following their operation had a better chance to survive than patients who persisted to smoke, although it takes some time to detect any difference,” van Domburg said.

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