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Forum Name: Ischemic Heart Disease

Question: Smoking


 herbleo - Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:48 pm

Dear Doctor,
I am a heavy smoker for over 30 years.
Now I am having problems with chest pain and I am really ready to cut smoking once and forever. (thinking a while this way)
My question is, if I should do this right now. Can I do this, or should I wait to get a check up (which has to wait until March for financial reason)? I was told that it would be dangerous to quit that fast if you have a possible heart problem.
Needless to say, that I am ready to quit now!
Can you give me advice.
Best regards
Herbert
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:30 pm

User avatar Dear Herbert,

Quit smoking now.

Thank you very much for using our website http://doctorslounge.com and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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