I have been told that I also have heart disease, hardening of the arteries. The doctors that specializes in asbestosis said that there are some proof that this may be of some concern when there are heart disease, and asbestosis. I have never drank, nor smoke. I watch my diet. My I have lung problems, along with heart problems, and having to have to keep a check on it. I suffer from chest pains, and use nitro patches alot. I have had the heart catherization done, and that is when they found out that I had hardening of the arteries. You can go to www.asbestosis.com and read up on all the updates of this condition.It shows pictures and give you all the symtons and tell you have it is contracted. Take care and it will be nice to hear from you. God bless you all.