Smoking is an important and modifiable risk factor associated with premature atherosclerosis and the need for coronary revascularization in young adult patients ≤40 years old. Although intermediate and long-term survival is better in young adult patients after percutaneous coronary intervention, co-morbidities such as low ejection fraction, previous myocardial infarction, and previous bypass surgery are important adverse prognostic determinants.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Cardiology|
|State||Published - Dec 15 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine