Smoking Hikes STEMI Risk, Especially in Young Women

Smoking increases the risk for acute segment elevation myocardial infarction(STEMI) in both men and women, but female smokers have a significantly higher increased risk, compared with male smokers, especially if they are younger than 50 years, a new study suggests.

Investigators studied more than 3300 STEMI events to assess smoking as an independent risk factor and determine the differences in risk between age groups and genders. Read More

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