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Study Finds Smokers May Face Cardiovascular Problems at Younger Age

Reuters reports on a new study published in JACC Cardiovascular Interventions that has examined the cardiovascular effects of smoking. Researchers looked at cardiovascular health of nearly 14,000 patients, both smokers and non-smokers. They found that “despite their being younger, and otherwise healthier, the smokers’ heart arteries were in a condition similar to those of nonsmokers 10 years older.” According to the authors, smokers are more likely to develop blood clots that may clog the arteries leading to atherosclerosis. However, smokers were significantly younger and less likely to suffer comorbidities suggesting that timely management of cardiovascular events may benefit them.

Read the article published by Reuters.

Read the study in JACC Cardiovascular Interventions.