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Encouraging Smoking Cessation After AMI

Encouraging Smoking Cessation After AMI

Encouraging Smoking Cessation After AMI

Keith D'Oria Editorial Director & Donna M. Buchanan, PhD
Keith D'Oria Editorial Director & Donna M. Buchanan, PhD
on behalf of AKH Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

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Launch date: 22 Sep 2017
Expiry Date: 31 May 2019

Last updated: 06 Aug 2018

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Research shows that smoking is common among many patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and is an important modifiable risk factor for recurrent cardiac events. Studies show that smoking cessation after AMI decreases the risk of recurrent heart attacks and mortality by 30% to 50%. Efforts to improve smoking cessation after AMI have become important performance measures throughout the United States, but many smokers still will not quit their habit even after suffering an AMI. Most patient education strategies on smoking cessation focus on the risks from continuing to smoke, but patients may be concerned that quitting will worsen their quality of life. These concerns may lower patients’ motivation and success with quitting. Further compounding the issue is that patients recovering from heart attacks often receive little information about the potential effect of smoking cessation on angina and quality of life. It is well known that smoking after AMI increases risks for recurrent heart attacks and mortality, but few studies have looked at how smoking relates to health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in cardiac patients. Understanding the link between smoking cessation and HRQOL could have important implications for smoking prevention and how we treat patients who actively smoke at the time of their AMI. This information may also improve how clinicians counsel patients to quit smoking after their AMI.

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Objective: Discuss the findings of a study that analyzed smoking and health-related quality of life among more than 4,000 patients who suffered an acute myocardial infarction.
Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to discuss the findings of a study that analyzed smoking and health-related quality of life among more than 4,000 patients who suffered an acute myocardial infarction.
Keith D'Oria Editorial Director & Donna M. Buchanan, PhD

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Keith D'Oria Editorial Director & Donna M. Buchanan, PhD
on behalf of AKH Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

AKH Inc, Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare (AKH) is an accredited provider of continuing education for licensed healthcare professionals and has built a reputation for high quality programs that adhere to education and accreditation standards.

Through its national accreditation status with the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD PACE), and the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), AKH is a respected provider of certified continuing education.

Continuing education is a valued and effective means for busy healthcare professionals to acquire new and emerging information to update and improve their professional knowledge and skills. AKH researches and provides healthcare professionals with the latest information on drug therapy, medical technology and techniques, and clinical guidelines essential for improving patient adherence, satisfaction, quality of care, and clinical outcomes.

AKH supports the concept of life-long learning and is committed to providing the highest quality, evidenced-based educational offerings to meet the needs and requirements of healthcare professionals of all disciplines.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is proud to have received Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

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  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
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  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 0.50 Hours

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