Study: PCI call tougher to make on elective procedures

04/26/2011 | CardiovascularBusiness.com

Nearly 85% of all percutaneous coronary interventions are appropriate and almost 99% of PCIs in acute cases are appropriate, according to a Mid-America Heart Institute review of the CNCDR-Cath/PCI registry from July 2009 to June 2010. The appropriateness of 11.2% of all the PCI procedures was classified as uncertain, meaning either there was not enough clinical information to determine appropriateness or not enough clinical information existed to identify the most appropriate treatment, co-author and SCAI past president Dr. Greg Dehmer said. Guidelines for non-acute cases may be harder to determine than those for acute situations, leading to uncertainty, he said.
For more insight on PCI, read more from SCAI's Dr. Mark Turco here.

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