The “smoker’s paradox”: a question of shorter ischemic time and younger age. Results from a large cohort of consecutive STEMI patients treated with primary PCI.
Background: Smoker’s paradox usually refers to the common observation of a favourable outcome of smoker patients in acute myocardial infarction. The interpretation of this phenomenon is still controversial and not fully explained. We aimed at assessing whether smoking could be associated with mortality in a large cohort of prospectively…