Impact of smoking status on clinical outcomes after successful chronic total occlusion intervention: Korean national registry of CTO intervention.

@article{Lee2016ImpactOS,
  title={Impact of smoking status on clinical outcomes after successful chronic total occlusion intervention: Korean national registry of CTO intervention.},
  author={Moon Hee Lee and Jin Joo Park and Chang Hwan Yoon and Myung Jin Cha and Sang-Don Park and Il Young Oh and Jung Chun Suh and Young-Seok Cho and Tae-Jin Youn and Seung-Woon Rha and Cheol Woong Yu and Hyeon Cheol Gwon and Yangsoo Jang and Hyo-Soo Kim and In Ho Chae and Dong Ju Choi},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2016},
  volume={87 6},
  pages={
          1050-62
        }
}
OBJECTIVES We sought to evaluate the effect of cigarette smoking on long-term outcomes after successful percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesions. BACKGROUND Cigarette smoking promotes the progression of atherosclerosis but enhances the antiplatelet effect of clopidogrel. METHODS The Korea National Registry of CTO Intervention included 2,167 patients with CTO lesions from 26 centers who were successfully revascularized with drug-eluting stents from 2007 to… CONTINUE READING

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