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Smoking cessation after an acute coronary syndrome: immediate quitters are successful quitters

Smoking cessation after an acute coronary syndrome: immediate quitters are successful quitters

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Background Cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention guidelines stress the importance of smoking cessation and recommend intensive follow-up. To guide the development of such cessation support strategies, we analysed the characteristics that are associated with successful smoking cessation after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods We used data from the Randomised Evaluation of Secondary Prevention for ACS patients coordinated by Outpatient Nurse SpEcialists (RESPONSE) trial (n = 754). This was designed to quantify the impact of a nurse-coordinated prevention program, focusing on healthy lifestyles, traditional CVD risk factors and medication adherence. For the current analysis we included all smokers (324/754, 43 %). Successful quitters were defined as those who reported abstinence at 1 year of follow-up. Results The majority of successful quitters quit immediately after the ACS event and remained abstinent through 1 year of follow-up, without extra support (128/156, 82 %). Higher education level (33 vs. 15 %, p 

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OrganisatieHogeschool van Amsterdam
AfdelingKenniscentrum ACHIEVE
Gepubliceerd inNetherlands heart journal Bohn Stafleu van Loghum, Vol. 23, Uitgave: 12, Pagina's: 600-607
Datum2015-12
TypeArtikel
ISSN1568-5888
DOI10.1007/s12471-015-0755-9
TaalEngels

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