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Benefits of smoking cessation for coronary heart disease patients

Adi Hidayat
Submission date: Monday, 30 November 2015
Published date: Friday, 26 February 2016
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18051/UnivMed.2015.v34.1-2

Abstract


Cardiovascular disease (CVD) incidence increases with age and is frequently higher in the elderly.(1) Therefore prevention of CVD in the elderly through management of risk factors is important in order to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). There are several risk factors of CVD that can be modified, such as smoking, physical activity, and unhealthy diet. Cessation of smoking is the most potent measure to prevent thousands of CVD events and death

Keywords


smoking;cessation;coronary;heart;disease

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