Effect of Smoking on Angiograph Finding in Patient with Coronary Artery Diseases

Eltarhuni, Nourfan G. (2018-04-14)

Smoking is the single most important risk factor for coronary artery disease and the smoking has a particularly large impact in the developing world and annually accounts for 1.17 million deaths worldwide. Even among nonsmokers, inhaled smoke, whether from passive exposure or from cigar or pipe consumption, increases coronary risk


There were conflicting results regarding clinical studies of effect of smoking on the coronary angiographic findings, the aim of theses study was to study the effect of on angiographic results in patients with history of coronary artery disease submitted to routine coronary angiography. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that as many as 30% of all coronary heart disease deaths may be attributed to cigarette smoking Although smoking increases both the risk of developing coronary disease and the risk of coronary events in patients with known coronary atherosclerosis, the effect of smoking on the evolution of coronary atherosclerosis as assessed by serial angiography is poorly defined

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