Health Matters: Smoking and Your Heartbeat

By: Triston Sanders Email
By: Triston Sanders Email

In today's health matters, smoking is linked to an increased risk of an irregular heartbeat.

US researchers studied data from over 15,000 people. They found current smokers had double the risks of an abnormal heart rhythm than those who never smoked.

Former smokers also showed an increased risk for the disorder, though not as high as current smokers.

The study is published in the journal "heart rhythm".

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