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Ischemic Vascular Disease: Most Recent Tobacco Status is Tobacco-Free  This is a measure developed by the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ).

The results below represent the care of 86,361 patients with coronary and other atherosclerotic vascular disease. Read More About This Measure

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The American Heart Association /American College of Cardiology (AHA/ACC) recommends secondary prevention for patients with Coronary and other Vascular Disease that includes strongly encouraging patient and family to stop smoking and to avoid secondhand smoke through the provision of counseling, pharmacological therapy and formal smoking cessation programs as appropriate. The goal is for complete smoking cessation.

Disclaimer: Measures reported by WCHQ healthcare organizations represent a specific aspect of care in relation to an evidence-based standard, but are not clinical guidelines and do not establish standards of care.