Nicotine replacement therapy even for patients with coronary artery disease

    Good news for heart patients who want to quit smoking. Some cardiologists now recommend nicotine replacement therapy even for patients with coronary artery disease.

    Currently there are warnings about using these products in patients with heart disease. The concern is that the nicotine will cause vasoconstriction...triggering chest pain or a heart attack.

    But nicotine patches are likely to be safer than smoking.

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