Smoking and Heart Disease Smoking and Heart DiseaseRelated Health News « Back to Smoking and Heart Disease Index Sorted Alphabetically A-Z Sort by popularity Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men Could Menthol Cigarettes Pose Even Higher Stroke Risk? Daily Aspirin May Bolster Aging Brain, Study Shows Diabetes Risks Go Beyond Heart Attacks, Strokes Men Who Smoke After Cancer Diagnosis Face Higher Death Risk More Than One-Fifth of High School Students Smoke: CDC Quit-Smoking Products Won't Harm the Heart, Review Finds Serena Williams' Pulmonary Embolism, Hematoma: FAQ Smokers Die About a Decade Earlier on Average Smoking Gene May Reveal Why Some People Smoke More Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study States Use Only Fraction of Tobacco Revenues to Fight Smoking, Study Finds Study Finds Smoking Linked to Breast Cancer Risk Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage U.S. Breast Cancer Rates No Longer Declining Sorted by Popularity (as on MedicineNet) Sort alphabetically More Than One-Fifth of High School Students Smoke: CDC Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study Quit-Smoking Products Won't Harm the Heart, Review Finds Men Who Smoke After Cancer Diagnosis Face Higher Death Risk Smokers Die About a Decade Earlier on Average Daily Aspirin May Bolster Aging Brain, Study Shows States Use Only Fraction of Tobacco Revenues to Fight Smoking, Study Finds Smoking Gene May Reveal Why Some People Smoke More Could Menthol Cigarettes Pose Even Higher Stroke Risk? Diabetes Risks Go Beyond Heart Attacks, Strokes Serena Williams' Pulmonary Embolism, Hematoma: FAQ Study Finds Smoking Linked to Breast Cancer Risk U.S. Breast Cancer Rates No Longer Declining Suggested Reading on Smoking and Heart Disease by Our Doctors Related Diseases & Conditions 33 articles Blood Clots Blood clots can occur in the venous and arterial vascular system. Blood clots can form in the heart, legs, arteries, veins, bladder, urinary tract and Lung Cancer Lung cancer kills more men and women than any other form of cancer. Eight out of 10 lung cancers are due to tobacco smoke. Lung cancers are classified Pregnancy (Week By Week, Trimesters) There are many symptoms involved in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy. The first early pregnancy symptom is typically a missed period, but others High Blood Pressure High blood pressure is defined as a pressure of 140/90 mmHg or higher in the arteries. Genetic factors, high salt intake, and increased arterial stiffness Peripheral Vascular Disease Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) refers to diseases of the blood vessels (arteries and veins) located outside the heart and brain. While there are many Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Abdominal aortic aneurysm is a ballooning or widening of the main artery (the aorta) as it courses down through the abdomen. Most abdominal aortic aneurysms How the Heart Works The heart is a very important organ in the body. It is responsible for continuously pumping oxygen and nutrient-rich blood throughout your body to sustain Gum Disease Gum disease is caused by plaque and may result in tooth loss without proper treatment. Symptoms and signs of gum disease (gingivitis or periodontal disease) Heart Attack Heart attack happens when a blood clot completely obstructs a coronary artery supplying blood to the heart muscle. A heart attack can cause chest pain, Larynx Cancer Symptoms of cancer of the larynx, the organ at the front of the neck, include hoarseness, a lump in the neck, sore throat, cough, problems breathing, bad Angina Angina is chest pain due to inadequate blood supply to the heart. Angina symptoms may include chest tightness, burning, squeezing, and aching. Coronary Stroke A stroke is an interruption of the blood supply to part of the brain caused by either a blood clot (ischemic) or bleeding (hemorrhagic). Symptoms of a Claudication Intermittent claudication, or pain and cramping in the lower leg is caused by inadequate blood flow to the leg muscles. This lack of blood flow causes High Blood Pressure Treatment High blood pressure (hypertension) means high pressure (tension) in the arteries. Treatment for high blood pressure include lifestyle modifications (alcohol, Heart Disease (Coronary Artery Disease) Heart disease (coronary artery disease) occurs when plaque builds up in the coronary arteries, the vessels that supply blood to the heart. Heart disease Emphysema Emphysema is a COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) that often occurs with other obstructive pulmonary problems and chronic bronchitis. Causes Smokeless Tobacco Smokeless tobacco can have negative health effects such as cancers, poor oral health (gum disease and tooth decay), infertility, pregnancy complications, Smoking (How to Quit Smoking) Smoking is an addiction. More than 430,000 deaths occur each year in the U.S. from smoking related illnesses. Secondhand smoke or "passive smoke" also Nicotine Nicotine is delivered to the brain through smoking, chewing, or sniffing tobacco. Nicotine is an addictive agent. Common names for nicotine products include Smoker's Lung: Pathology Photo Essay Smoker's lung photo essay is a collection of pictures and microscopic slides of lung disease caused by cigarette smoking. Smoker's lung refers to the diseases Heart Attacks in Women Heart disease, particularly coronary artery disease is the leading cause of heart attacks. Women are more likely to die from a heart attack than men. High Interstitial Pneumonitis (Interstitial Lung Disease) Heart Attack Treatment A heart attack involves damage or death of part of the heart muscle due to a blood clot. The aim of heart attack treatment is to prevent or stop this damage Secondhand Smoke Secondhand smoke can cause illness and disease in nonsmokers. Some of these conditions include lung cancer, heart disease, respiratory illnesses such as Heart Disease in Women Heart disease in women has somewhat different symptoms, risk factors, and treatment compared to heart disease in men. 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