Impact of the radial versus femoral access for primary percutaneous intervention on smoking cessation rates: A paradoxus between the health related quality of life and smoking quitting?

Deveci B., Ozeke O., Gul M., Acar B., Cetin E. H. O., Burak C., ...More

COR ET VASA, vol.60, no.4, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.crvasa.2018.03.006
  • Journal Name: COR ET VASA
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Smoking cessation is potentially the most effective secondary prevention measure and improves prognosis after acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), but more than half of the patients continue to smoke after STEMI. The awareness of the disease's severity and the short hospital stay at the index STEMI have been found to be associated with persistent smoking after STEMI. Objective: To assess whether the paradoxical relationship between smoking quitting rates and health-related quality of life (QOL) scores in STEMI patients undergoing primary percutaneous intervention (pPCI) by radial (RA) versus femoral approach (FA).