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Cigarette Smoking, Quitting, and the Risk of Heart Failure With Preserved and Reduced Ejection Fraction

For a study, researchers sought to measure the relationship between cigarette smoking and smoking cessation and the prevalence of HFpEF and HFrEF. They used multivariable Cox models to assess the associations of several established cigarette smoking parameters (smoking status, pack-years, intensity, duration, and years since cessation) with physician-adjudicated incident acute decompensated HF in 9,345 ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities) study White and Black participants without a history of HF at baseline in 2005 (age range 61-81 years). There were 1,215 incident HF patients with a median follow-up […]

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Meta-analysis confirms benefit of quitting smoking at lung cancer diagnosis

medwireNews: Quitting smoking around the time of receiving a lung cancer diagnosis is associated with significantly improved overall survival (OS) than continuing smoking, shows a meta-analysis published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. Pooled analysis of data on more than 10,000 participants of 21 studies published in 1980–2021 showed a significant 29% reduction in the risk for death for those who did versus did not quit smoking at or around the time of diagnosis. The findings were consistent for non-small-cell and small-cell lung cancer patients, with smoking […]

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