Zeeshan Hassan, Imran Waheed, Muhammad Hamza.
Effect Of Verbal Advice To Quit Smoking After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.
J Cardiovascular Dis Jul ;14(3):68-72.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE:Cigarette smoking has long been established as an, independent, and reversible risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD). Smoking cessation is an important component of secondary prevention strategy. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of smoking cessation, with counseling to stop smoking in post PCI patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS:The study was conducted at Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lahore from 1st December 2013 to 30th June 2014. A total of 150 patients with history of smoking and undergoing elective PCI were selected. Baseline parameters of these cases were recorded. Patients were given a brief advice regarding the hazards of smoking on their stents and overall disease process. Smoking status at the time of enrollment was recorded as pack years of smoking. Patients were then recalled 3 months later and were asked about the status of smoking during that period. RESULTS:Mean age of the study population was 54.42±11.99 years and 131 (87.3%) were males. They were counseled to quit smoking. On 3 months follow up 94 (62.7%) patients tried their best to quit smoking but only 73 (48.67%) were successful. CONCLUSION: After PCI, verbal advice to quit smoking had an effect on about two third of the patients and about half of the patients actually stopped smoking.

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