Dr. Rich, let’s talk about women who smoke, are on birth control and their increased chances risk of contracting heart disease over their lifetime. Talk to me about that.
Now that risk is greatly multiplied if you have a family history of heart disease and especially if you take birth control pills. So women who have a family history of heart disease, who smoke and who take birth control pills are sitting on a time bomb, they’re really asking for trouble.
Richard N. Fogoros, M.D. (DrRich) is a former professor of medicine, and a longtime practitioner, researcher and author in the fields of cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. He currently makes as a consultant in research and development with biomedical companies, and as a writer.
Experience: Dr. Rich practiced and taught clinical cardiology for 20 years, directing cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Pittsburgh, and then at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was listed in Best Doctors in America from its inception until he retired from practice. He has authored numerous scientific articles, book chapters, and books.