Dec 08

Childhood Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Increases Risk of AFIB

By MD for Seniors

The risks of exposure to secondhand smoke have been recognized for many years, but the extent to which people can be harmed is still a matter of debate. Children are more susceptible to smoke inhalation and therefore should be kept away from adults who are smoking. New research suggests that secondhand smoke exposure in childhood can increase one’s risk for Atrial Fibrillation later in life.

Many seniors grew up in a world where the hazards of tobacco smoke were not yet well known. In their youth, it was common to be around smoking adults. If that was the case, what can …read more

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