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Smoking and acute coronary heart disease: a comparative study.
  1. K Robinson,
  2. R M Conroy,
  3. R Mulcahy
  1. Cardiac Department, St Vincent's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.


    Nine hundred and seventy eight patients with a first documented myocardial infarction were studied to detect smoking related differences in clinical profile and in-hospital outcome. The distribution of infarct sites differed significantly between smokers and non-smokers. Smokers had higher peak cardiac enzyme concentrations. In spite of this, smokers had a better prognosis than non-smokers. There are important differences between smokers and non-smokers, both in clinical profile and in-hospital outcome, which may reflect a difference in the nature of the underlying coronary disease.

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