Three life-years gained from smoking cessation after coronary artery bypass surgery: a 30-year follow-up study.

@article{Domburg2008ThreeLG,
  title={Three life-years gained from smoking cessation after coronary artery bypass surgery: a 30-year follow-up study.},
  author={Ron Theodoor van Domburg and Wilma J M Scholte op Reimer and Sanne Elisabeth Hoeks and Arie Pieter Kappetein and Ad J. J. C. Bogers},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={156 3},
  pages={473-6}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that smoking cessation after a cardiac event reduces the risk of subsequent mortality in patients, but the effect of smoking cessation in terms of prolonged life-years is not yet known. METHODS We analyzed the 30-year clinical outcome of the first 1,041 consecutive patients (age at operation 51 years, 92% male) who successfully underwent isolated venous coronary artery bypass surgery between 1971 and 1980. All 551 smokers (53%) were included in this… CONTINUE READING
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