Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Visiting Professor







c/o Prof Kim FoxGuy Scadding BuildingRoyal Brompton Campus






BibTex format

author = {de, Boer SPM and Serruys, PWJC and Valstar, G and Lenzen, MJ and de, Jaegere PJ and Zijlstra, F and Boersma, E and van, Domburg RT and interventional, cardiologists of the Thoraxcentre 1980 to 1985},
doi = {10.1016/j.amjcard.2013.05.075},
journal = {Am J Cardiol},
pages = {1311--1314},
title = {Life-years gained by smoking cessation after percutaneous coronary intervention.},
url = {},
volume = {112},
year = {2013}

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AB - Previous studies have shown that smoking cessation after a cardiac event reduces the risk of subsequent mortality in patients. The aim of this study was to describe the effect of smoking cessation in terms of prolonged life-years gained. The study sample comprised 856 patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI; balloon angioplasty) during 1980 to 1985. Patients were followed up for 30 years and smoking status at 1 year could be retrieved in 806 patients. The 27 patients who died within 1 year were excluded from the analysis. The median follow-up was 19.5 years (interquartile range 6.0 to 23.0). Cumulative 30-year survival rate was 29% in the group of patients who quit smoking and 14% in persistent smokers (p = 0.005). After adjustment for baseline characteristics at the time of PCI, smoking cessation remained an independent predictor of lesser mortality (adjusted hazard ratio 0.57, 95% confidence interval 0.46 to 0.71). The estimated life expectancy was 18.5 years in those who quit smoking and 16.4 years in the persistent smokers (p <0.0001). In conclusion, in patients with coronary heart disease who underwent PCI in the late 1980s, smoking cessation resulted in at least 2.1 life-years gained.
AU - de,Boer SPM
AU - Serruys,PWJC
AU - Valstar,G
AU - Lenzen,MJ
AU - de,Jaegere PJ
AU - Zijlstra,F
AU - Boersma,E
AU - van,Domburg RT
AU - interventional,cardiologists of the Thoraxcentre 1980 to 1985
DO - 10.1016/j.amjcard.2013.05.075
EP - 1314
PY - 2013///
SP - 1311
TI - Life-years gained by smoking cessation after percutaneous coronary intervention.
T2 - Am J Cardiol
UR -
UR -
VL - 112
ER -