Impact of smoking status on outcomes after concomitant aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass graft surgery

Akshat Saxena, Leonard Shan, Diem Thi Thuy Dinh, Christopher Michael Reid, Julian Anderson Smith, Gilbert Shardey, Andrew Newcomb

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Smoking is not associated with adverse outcomes after concomitant AVRCABG surgery. Smoking status should not, therefore, preclude these patients from undergoing this procedure. Given the adverse effect of smoking on overall cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and late postoperative mortality, patients should be encouraged to quit smoking.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52 - 59
Number of pages8
JournalThe Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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