Coronary heart disease: epidemiology of smoking and intervention studies of smoking.

@article{Wilhelmsen1988CoronaryHD,
  title={Coronary heart disease: epidemiology of smoking and intervention studies of smoking.},
  author={Linn Wilhelmsen},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1988},
  volume={115 1 Pt 2},
  pages={242-9}
}
Smoking is a strong risk factor for myocardial infarction (MI) and sudden coronary death, but not for angina pectoris that is not complicated by a MI. Even light cigarette and pipe and cigar smokers run an increased risk for MI and sudden coronary death. Smoking potentiates other risk factors such as lipid abnormalities and hypertension. Smoking increases blood pressure acutely, but smokers have generally had lower blood pressures than nonsmokers in epidemiologic studies. Smoking adversely… CONTINUE READING