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Smoking and coronary artery disease assessed by routine coronary arteriography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3917749     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The association between extent and duration of smoking habit and severity of coronary atheroma was examined in 387 patients undergoing routine coronary ateriography before valve replacement surgery. Total number of cigarettes smoked in life correlated significantly with severity of coronary artery disease (p less than 0.001) and number of coronary arteries with stenoses of 50% or more (p less than 0.001). Severity of coronary artery disease in current smokers was similar to that in former smokers. Multiple regression analysis showed diastolic blood pressure, cigarette consumption, age, ratio of total cholesterol to high density lipoprotein cholesterol, and history of angina to be the important predictors of severity of coronary artery disease. An estimate of the number of cigarettes smoked in life can be useful in identifying patients with coronary artery disease if used in conjunction with data on other important risk factors.
D R Ramsdale; E B Faragher; C L Bray; D H Bennett; C Ward; D C Beton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British medical journal (Clinical research ed.)     Volume:  290     ISSN:  0267-0623     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Med J (Clin Res Ed)     Publication Date:  1985 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-03-05     Completed Date:  1985-03-05     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8302911     Medline TA:  Br Med J (Clin Res Ed)     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  197-200     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arteriosclerosis / etiology*,  radiography
Coronary Angiography*
Coronary Disease / etiology*,  radiography
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies

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