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Tobacco Cessation

Despite the warning labels, millions of Americans still regularly smoke tobacco products. In addition to an increased risk of aneurysms, infertility and several cancers – including cancers of the lungs, stomach and esophagus – tobacco harmfully affects your heart and circulatory system. Chemicals in tobacco smoke decrease good cholesterol levels, damage blood vessels and raise blood pressure.

Smoking also decreases your lung capacity, so you’ll become winded more easily and will have a more difficult time with aerobic exercise to maintain a healthy heart.

Quitting smoking is hard, but the benefits are many and help is available. Learn more about ProMedica’s smoking cessation programs.

Heart Toolkit

Use the tools below to take charge of your heart health.

Heart and Vascular Newsletter

We're always here when your heart needs us most. But, so much of your heart health counts on you and what you know. We hope that the stories and information you find here in this space will help you lead a heart-healthy life.

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Heart and Vascular on Pinterest

Follow our "Heart Health" board on Pinterest to view tips and and advice for loving your heart from some of ProMedica's top experts.

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Heart Experts

ProMedica Physicians are experts who provide care in a variety of specialties, including cardiac electrophysiology, cardiology, vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. As part of a large network of providers, ProMedica Physicians work to approach your health as a whole. Find the ProMedica heart expert that’s right for you.

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