Pages tagged: smoking

Raynaud’s Phenomenon

Often, the cause of Raynaud’s phenomenon is not known. Sometimes, it is a side effect of other conditions, such as...

Buerger’s Disease

Smoking causes the blood vessels to tighten in everyone who smokes. But in people with Buerger’s disease, there is so...

Women and the Threat of AAA

This month I have asked my colleague, interventional cardiologist Zvonimir Krajcer, MD, to write about abdominal aortic aneurysms, a lethal...

Heart Disease Risk Factors

Cardiovascular disease can take many forms: high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, stroke, or arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat)....

Smoking and Your Heart

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the effects of cigarette smoking account for about 480,000 deaths each...

Stop Smoking to Prolong Your Life

Smoking damages every tissue and organ in your body. You know it, we know it, and even children know it....