Passive Smoking May Cause Illness Of The Cardiovascular System – Part 2 of 3
The inquiry findings are scheduled for presentation Thursday at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), in San Francisco. “This research provides additional evidence that secondhand smoke is poisonous and may be even more dangerous than we previously thought,” study author Dr Harvey Hecht, associate director of cardiac imaging and professor of medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, said in an ACC telecast release.
And “We actually found the risk of secondhand smoke exposure to be an equivalent or stronger risk factor for coronary artery calcification than other well-established ones such as hilarious cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes. Passive exposure to smoke seems to independently predict both the likelihood and extent of calcification “.