Systematic approaches to smoking cessation in the cardiac setting.

  title={Systematic approaches to smoking cessation in the cardiac setting.},
  author={Robert D Reid and Kerri A Mullen and Andrew L. Pipe},
  journal={Current opinion in cardiology},
  volume={26 5},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Constituents of tobacco smoke are prothrombotic and atherogenic and causative factors in the development of coronary heart disease (CHD). Smoking cessation is the single most important intervention to reduce morbidity and mortality in smokers with CHD. This review presents contemporary information regarding treatments for smoking cessation in the setting of CHD. RECENT FINDINGS The beneficial effects of smoking cessation may be mediated by improvements in endothelial… CONTINUE READING
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