Paradoxical effect of smoking in the Spanish population with acute myocardial infarction or unstable angina: results of the ARIAM Register.

@article{RuizBailn2004ParadoxicalEO,
  title={Paradoxical effect of smoking in the Spanish population with acute myocardial infarction or unstable angina: results of the ARIAM Register.},
  author={Manuel Ruiz-Bail{\'e}n and Eduardo Aguayo de Hoyos and Antonio Reina-Toral and Juan Miguel Torres-Ruiz and Miguel Alvarez-Bueno and Francisco Javier G{\'o}mez Jim{\'e}nez},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2004},
  volume={125 3},
  pages={831-40}
}
OBJECTIVES The paradoxical effect of smoking after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a phenomenon consisting of a reduction in the mortality of smokers compared to nonsmokers. However, it is not known whether the benefit of this reduction in mortality is due to smoking itself or to other covariables. Despite acceptance of the paradoxical effect of smoking in AMI, it is not known whether a similar phenomenon occurs in unstable angina. The objective of this study was to investigate the… CONTINUE READING
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