According to research conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, smokers are twice as likely as non-smokers to develop heart failure.
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The researchers investigated the link between smoking and various types of heart failure.
The medical records of 9,000 Americans were examined for this purpose.
According to research, even after quitting smoking, people's risk of heart failure remains high for decades.
These findings, according to the researchers, highlight the importance of quitting smoking.
Heart failure is a condition in which the heart is unable to pump blood in response to the body's needs, raising the risk of complications and death.
In addition to smoking, other risk factors for heart failure include obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and coronary heart disease.
The study examined the health of people whose data was examined for 13 years, during which time 1,215 out of 9,000 people were diagnosed with heart failure.
Researchers discovered that smokers are 2.28 times more likely to suffer from heart failure.
Research has stated that daily cigarette consumption increases the risk of heart failure.
According to him, when the data of people who had quit smoking for many years were analyzed, it was discovered that their risk of heart failure is also extremely high.
However, after more than thirty years of abstinence, the risk is comparable to that of the average individual.
The findings were published in the medical journal Journal of the American College of Cardiology.