Perspective - Journal of Cholesterol and Heart Disease (2023) Volume 7, Issue 2
Smoking and atherosclerosis: how tobacco use affects your arteries.
Smoking is a significant risk factor for the development of atherosclerosis, a condition where plaque builds up inside the arteries, making them narrower and less flexible. This build-up of plaque can lead to serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke. Understanding the connection between smoking and atherosclerosis is essential in preventing the devastating effects of this condition.Author(s): Nathan Lee