Having a coronary heart disease is the leading cause of heart attacks. What is a coronary heart disease? It is when your coronary arteries become narrowed by a gradual build-up of fatty material within their walls. With the widespread of news about different personalities dying because of heart failure, we can’t help but wonder what causes these events to happen and how will we know if we are at risk. Here’s a rundown of things we should avoid to prevent heart failures:
Carbon monoxide (from the smoke) and nicotine both put a strain on the heart by making it work faster. They also increase your risk of blood clots.
Other chemicals in cigarette smoke damage the lining of your coronary arteries, leading to furring of the arteries. If you smoke, you increase your risk of developing heart disease by 24%.