publication . Article . Other literature type . 1975

Smoking and myocardial infarction.

Wilhelmsson, C; Elmfeldt, D; Vedin, J.A; Tibblin, G; Wilhelmsen, L;
  • Published: 01 Feb 1975 Journal: The Lancet, volume 305, pages 415-420 (issn: 0140-6736, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract In a representative series of male patients with primary myocardial infarction the prevalence of smokers prior to infarction was higher than in representative population samples. The difference decreased with increasing age. Those patients who stopped smoking after their myocardial infarction generally had a somewhat more severe clinical course than those who continued to smoke. Nevertheless, those who stopped had only half the rate of non-fatal recurrences (P
Medical Subject Headings: cardiovascular diseases
free text keywords: General Medicine
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