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Invasive Surgery May Motivate Patients to Adopt Healthier Behaviors

Friday, November 28, 2014

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Shanker Vedantam

Shanker Vedantam interviews Jason Hockenberry, an economist at Emory University, regarding recent research into patient behavior following PCI or CABG.  CABG patients were more likely to quit smoking after intervention for CAD.  This may be a result of the magnitude of the intervention, and has implications for improving smoking cessation programs.

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