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27 August 2010

Quitting after heart attack helps

It's never too late for smokers to do their hearts good by kicking the habit, even after a heart attack has left them with significant damage to the organ's main pumping chamber.

It's never too late for smokers to do their hearts good by kicking the habit - even after a heart attack has left them with significant damage to the organ's main pumping chamber, a new study suggests.

So it has been unclear whether that dysfunction might "drown out" the heart benefits of smoking cessation, said Dr Amil M. Shah, the lead researcher on the new study and a staff cardiologist at Brigham and Women's hospital in Boston.

 

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