Open revascularization procedures are more likely to influence smoking reduction than percutaneous procedures.


BACKGROUND Among patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), smokers have a higher incidence of life- and limb-threatening complications, including lower extremity ischemic rest pain, myocardial infarction, and cardiac death, highlighting the need for smoking reduction. Several studies have previously investigated the perioperative period as a… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.avsg.2013.05.017


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