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arrhythmia and smoking

my girlfriend has arrhythmia and she smokes about 10 cigarettes a day at least, is she in more danger than the average person because of her arrhythmia? she wont stop smoking and she wont see a doctor thats why i have to ask
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If she didn't see a doctor, how do you know it is arrythmia?. Concerning smoking, having arrythmia or not it is better to stop.good luck
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Exactly to the above.

As for smoking and arrhythmia, I smoked a pack plus a day for 25 years and I have Atrial Fibrillation.  Is it related?  I doubt it, but I quit smoking because I wanted to live and enjoy life, not end it early whizzing and short of breath, or from a heart attack.  Now we learn there is a risk from second-hand smoke, ask you girl friend to stop smoking to help reduce risk of early death for both of you.  

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shes been to see a doctor before she smoked and was told she has arrhythmia. she always gets shortness of breath when she excersises as well, if playing football or cycling or anything she has to stop frequently to catch her breath and use an inhaler
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