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Amor-Salamanca A, Devesa-Cordero C, Cuesta-Díaz A, Carballo-López MC, Fernández-Ortiz A, Garcia-Rubira JC

[Smoking paradox in acute coronary syndrome without ST-segment elevation].

Med Clin (Barc). 2011 Feb;136(4):144-8, PMID: 21145080

Although smoking habit is a well-known cardiovascular risk factor, it has been described that smokers admitted because of myocardial infarction have better prognosis than non smoker patients, which is known as "the smoking paradox". The purpose of our work is to investigate whether this phenomenon occurs among patients admitted because of acute coronary syndrome without ST-segment elevation (NSTACS), and which factors help to explain it.


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