Iowa, Do not try to smoke again if it ever had a heart attack. Resumed smoking after discharge from hospital of a heart attack can be fatal because it increases the risk of death in these patients by 5-fold.
Italian researchers found the average person who started smoking again after being treated due to acute coronary syndromes (acute coronary syndrome / ACS) will cause a sense of a more severe chest pain as a signal of a heart attack and more likely to die within a year.
“Recurrence is a major risk factor for long-term survival,” said Dr. David Katz, a professor of internal medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, as quoted by Reuters .
Dr. Katz said that quitting smoking has the same effect in saving lives of patients with ACS, the effect was the same as people who take drugs to lower blood pressure or cholesterol.
The study involved 1294 patients who are smokers before he was hospitalized due to ACS.Researchers measured the effects of smoking up after a disturbance on the heart and see how many people are prone to relapse.
All of these patients to stop smoking while in hospital and receive a brief counseling session, but no follow-up counseling that helped him to stay quit after leaving the hospital.
The study, led by Dr. Furio Colivicchi find the sooner a person comes back smoking the more likely to die within a year, and very few patients who experienced recurrence after she quit smoking for 6 months.
“If you are capable of staying off cigarettes for 6 months, then you may be able to beat the addiction. Hence there is a need to improve how doctors help patients stop smoking,” said Dr. Nancy Rigotti, director of the Tobacco Research and Treatment Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.
A recent study from Harvard Medical School showed that the anti-smoking counseling programs are comprehensive in patients with heart attacks could save thousands of lives at a cost of relatively cheaper.
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