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Comparative study of smokers, ex-smokers, and nonsmokers who have experienced myocardial infarction

Author(s): Nozawa Diogo | Franken Roberto Alexandre | Ribeiro Karina de Cássia Braga | Pereira Afonso Celso | Sprovieri Sandra Regina Schwarzwälder | Golin Valdir

Journal: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
ISSN 0066-782X

Volume: 81;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 589;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: smoking | myocardial infarction

OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of smoking on in-hospital morbidity and mortality in patients who have experienced acute myocardial infarction and to assess the association between smoking and other cardiovascular risk factors and clinical data. METHODS: A prospective cohort study analyzed 121 patients, including 54 smokers, 35 ex-smokers, and 32 nonsmokers. RESULTS: Using the chi-square test (P

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