Predictors of smoking cessation after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Results of a randomized trial with 5-year follow-up.

@article{Rigotti1994PredictorsOS,
  title={Predictors of smoking cessation after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Results of a randomized trial with 5-year follow-up.},
  author={Nancy A. Rigotti and Kathleen McKool and Smadar Shiffman},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={120 4},
  pages={287-93}
}
Tobacco smoking is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease [1]. Smokers who quit reduce their coronary heart disease morbidity and mortality rates, even after the onset of clinical disease. Smokers who quit after a myocardial infarction have lower reinfarction rates and longer survival than do those who continue to smoke [2]. The relation between smoking and the outcome of coronary artery bypass graft surgery is less well studied, but in one study, smokers who quit after surgery had… CONTINUE READING

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