Posts Tagged ‘angioplasty’

Preventive Angioplasty in STEMI

Posted by • September 20th, 2013

Patients with acute STEMI were randomly assigned to undergo infarct-vessel-only PCI or preventive PCI (PCI to noninfarct arteries with stenoses). The rate of the primary outcome of cardiac death, myocardial infarction, or refractory angina was lower with preventive PCI. Patients with acute STEMI are effectively treated with emergency angioplasty, or PCI, to restore blood flow to… Read More…

Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)

Posted by • May 10th, 2012

PCIs for acute coronary disease are increasingly being performed at centers without on-site surgical backup. This review summarizes the safety and the efficacy of this practice, along with the policy implications, including those for patients undergoing elective procedures. Certification to perform catheter-based interventions for coronary artery disease was originally limited to hospitals that had the capability to perform… Read More…