Impact of smoking status on outcomes of primary coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction--the smoker's paradox revisited.

@article{Weisz2005ImpactOS,
  title={Impact of smoking status on outcomes of primary coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction--the smoker's paradox revisited.},
  author={Giora Weisz and David Alan Cox and Eulogio Garc{\'i}a and James E. Tcheng and John J. Griffin and Giulio Guagliumi and Thomas D. Stuckey and Barry D. Rutherford and Roxana Mehran and Eve D. Aymong and Alexandra J Lansky and Cindy Lee Grines and Gregg Whitney Stone},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={150 2},
  pages={358-64}
}
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the relationship between cigarette smoking and outcomes after mechanical reperfusion therapy in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). BACKGROUND Prior studies have found that smokers with AMI have lower mortality rates and a more favorable response to fibrinolytic therapy than nonsmokers. The impact of cigarette smoking in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention has not been examined. METHODS In the CADILLAC trial, 2082 patients with AMI… CONTINUE READING

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