Tobacco use and Cardiovascular disease
By patrickpages, Updated
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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