heart disease

Smoking Worsens Atherosclerosis

by Dr Antonio Howell, MD

in quit smoking

Atherosclerosis or the hardening of arteries, is a serious health condition where calcium, cholesterol, cellular waste, and other fatty substances builds up on the lining of the artery walls. Plaque, the sticky, yellowish substance, accumulate over time and obstruct proper blood flow. Post by Antonio R. Howell.

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Heart disease is the world’s biggest killer. Despite the huge improvement in the field of medicine, cardiovascular diseases remain to be a serious public health concern because of the high mortality risk. More research is still needed to come up with a magic bullet drug that can reverse heart problems and lower the risk of […]

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Coronary Heart Disease

by Dr. Antonio Howell, MD

in Blog

Cigarette smokers are 2-4 times more likely to develop coronary heart disease than smokers.

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