The hearts of the inhabitants of our planet cope with the adverse effects of cigarettes for 15 years after Smoking cessation. However, this is not always the case: if a person smokes more than 32 years of a pack or more a day, his cardiovascular system will never fully recover.
15 years after giving up cigarettes, the chances of dying from a heart attack from former smokers exactly the same as those who have never held a cigarette in his mouth. By this view came to American experts, who have studied the question of regeneration of the cardiovascular system when quitting Smoking.
"Smoking provokes in inhabitant of our planet the development of atherosclerosis, i.e. the occurrence of plaques in the arteries," said 1 of the authors of the study, doctor Ali Ahmed from the Center for health and aging in Washington. These plaques clog arteries, increasing the risk of blood clots or heart attack. "And yet, when a person quits Smoking, platelets cease to develop, and the risk of cardiovascular disease returned in normal condition," he explained. Health workers for 13 years was observed for the well-being of more than 4 thousand people, divided into 3 groups: smokers, never smokers and those who gave up Smoking 15 years ago or more. The results demonstrated that among smokers heart failure was observed in two times more than in the other 2 groups, reports Reuters.
However the group who threw stood alone hard-core smokers, Smoking history which exceeded 32 years in the "pack a day or more". Them quitting tobacco is not very helpful: the percentage of heart disease in this group was higher than the other, said the study authors.
"After only 12 hours or a few days of abstinence from Smoking the level of carbon dioxide in the blood falls, the circulatory system begins to recover," said Australian scientist beach Tran. Quitting Smoking not only reduces cardiovascular risks, it in addition reduces the risk of the origin of cancer, and cancer of the upper digestive tract, said doctors.