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HEALTH: Passive smoking exposes children to heart fragility!

HEALTH: Passive smoking exposes children to heart fragility!

American scientists have followed 5 124 children younger than 18 years between 1971 and 2014 to realize that passive smoking exposes children to heart fragility. Among the pathologies diagnosed in the long term ... atrial fibrillation.


PASSIVE TOBACCO REACHES THE HEART OF CHILDREN!


Does passive smoking reach the hearts of children? The answer is yes. To prove it, American scientists followed 5 124 children under the age of 18 between 1971 and 2014. The parents were followed by doctors every 2 at 4 years. And all 4 to 8 years for children. Volunteers were considered smokers from a minimum cigarette per day during the year.

As a result, 55% of children had parents who smoked. Among them, 82% were victims of passive smoking. On average, parents in this group smoked 10 cigarettes daily. And after 40,5 years of follow-up, 14,3% of children (grown up) developed atrial fibrillation. At each additional smoked packet per day, the at-risk of atrial fibrillation in children was 18%.

Cigarette smoke is one of the modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease. To date, 14% of the American population smoke in the public space despite anti-smoking awareness campaigns.

The most common heart rhythm disorder, atrial fibrillation is expected to affect 16 million Americans by 2050. In France, in 2018, a total of 32% of the adult population smoke. Among them, a quarter consumes every day. Atrial fibrillation affects 1% of the population. As a reminder, 7% of cases of atrial fibrillation have their origin in tobacco.

Source : Ledauphine.com/

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