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May 7, 2012 Cardiologists as a group have largely ignored tobacco as a modifiable risk factor, concentrating instead on hypertension and dyslipidemia, a pattern Ottawa cardiologist Andrew Pipe, MD, calls “substandard care.”
Pipe is one of the moving forces behind the “Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation,” a cardiac-based program that boasts a “35% to 50% absolute cessation rate” and “over 450 bed-days saved at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in 2009 with a $200,000 investment (ROI=355%).“Ian Graham, MD, of Trinity College in Dublin, called the Ottawa program a blueprint for success and thus far unequaled.
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