Tobacco use and Cardiovascular disease

Tobacco use and Cardiovascular disease

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  • Mr. Trevor is 32 years old and presents at the clinic with high blood pressure and reports episodes of irregular heart rate.
  • Cigarette smocking increases your risks for cardiovascular diseases
  • Nurse Blue visits with Trevor before he left the clinic
  • I will stop smoking, so I can live to see my grand children.
  • CDC reports smoking as the leading cause of CVD, and causes 1/3 of all CVD related deaths. Smoking inflames your blood vessels and causes CV conditions such as atherosclerosis, CAD, Stroke, PAD, Aneurysms and HTN. The best thing a smoker can do for their heart is to quit smoking. Here is a brochure about smoking cessation and local support groups available to assist you if you wish to quit.
  • One month later...
  • I am glad I stopped smoking. My house smells good, and my blood pressure is returning back to normal ranges.
  • My smith has no family history of cardiovascular diseases, he questions the nurse why he is having this issue even though he eats healthy.
  • I smoke 6 packs of cigarettes daily, I did not know it could affect my heart
  • After being put on Blood pressure medications, Mr. Trevor wants to know if there is anything he could do to help his condition.
  • Mr. Trevor did quit smoking, and has been attending a local support group in Lubbock for support.
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