Skip to main content

Shilpa Kshatriya, MD

Everyone knows that smoking causes lung disease but it also causes heart disease, strokes and aneurysms.

Smokers have a 2 to 4 times higher risk of  heart attacks than non- smokers and female smokers have a higher risk of a heart attack than male smokers despite using the same number of cigarettes. Even smoking 1 cigarette a day increases the risk of heart disease 3 times compared to nonsmokers. Second- hand smoking also increases your risk of having a heart attack by 30%..

If you quit you can drop your risk of heart disease by 50% after a year.

Strategies to QUIT Smoking:

  1. Set a Quit Date and sign a NO-SMOKING CONTRACT in front of witnesses like friends and family
  2. Choose a method for quitting
  • “cold turkey”—stop smoking all at once on your Quit Day
  • Gradually reduce the number of cigarettes each day until you stop smoking completely
  • Decide whether you would like to try medicines to help you quit
  1. Talk to your doctor about your desire to quit
  2. Join a smoking cessation program
  3. Make a list of activities you can do instead of smoking
  4. Stop smoking in certain situations, i.e. after lunch, during your work break

Our Locations

Heartland Webb (Main)

3535 N. Webb Rd.
Wichita, KS 67226

Phone: 316-686-5300
Fax: 316-651-2660

Get Directions

Heartland West

9000 W. Central
Wichita, KS 67212

Phone: 316-686-5300
Fax: 316-651-1579

Get Directions

Heartland Derby

1719 E. Cambridge
Ste 101
Derby, KS 67037

Phone: 316-686-5300
Fax: 316-558-8286

Get Directions

Heartland Newton

1525 N Main St
Newton, KS 67114

Phone: 316-686-5300
Fax: 316-333-1305

Get Directions

Affiliate Hospitals

Wesley Medical Center
Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER
Via Christi Hospital St. Francis
Via Christi Hospital St. Joseph
Via Christi Hospital St. Teresa
Kansas Medical Center
Robert Dole VA Medical Center
Kansas Heart Hospital

Affiliate Partners

EPIC Heart & Surgery Center

make an appointment

To schedule an appointment at any of our locations, please call 316-686-5300.

make an appointment