As long as the heart needs to recover from Smoking

Smoking goes hand in hand with a whole series of negative consequences, including for the heart. Scientists are now looking into the question of when the cardiovascular health, according to a smoke to stop the equivalent of a person who has never smoked.

Smokers, the 20 "Packungsjahre" have smoked what corresponds, for example, for 20 years a pack a day, or ten years of two packs a day, have disease five years after the cessation, a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular than active smokers. The study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), demonstrated decreased your risk, within five years, to 39 percent. Nevertheless, it remained for 10 to 15 years after Smoking cessation higher among people who have never smoked. This is in contrast to the previous assumption that the risk of former smokers five years after the cessation of "Niemalsrauchern" similar to. According to the study, 20 percent of the deaths due to cardiovascular are due in the United States diseases on Smoking cigarettes.

Dr. med. Hilary Tindle, who led the study, calls on all smokers to continue to respond to these study results, by avoid the habit of Smoking. "The cardiovascular System begins after weaning, to heal relatively quickly, even in people who have been Smoking for decades. A full recovery could take many years, so now is a good time to stop Smoking and further steps in the direction of heart health to unternehmen", as Tindle.

The researchers used data from the Framingham Heart Study, a long-term study that began in 1948 and, until today, also with the children and grandchildren of the participants in the study will be continued. The study included data from 8.770 participants from the years 1954 to 2014. Of 3,805 of them were there from the start, and 4.965 were descendants. Among the participants 2.371 heavy smokers were. In the entire group 2.435 cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure, or cardiovascular death occurred, 1,095 in heavy smokers.