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Heart. 2015 May;101 Suppl 3:1-13. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2015-307821.

Percutaneous coronary intervention in the UK: recommendations for good practice 2015.

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1
Oxford Heart Centre, Oxford University Hospitals.
2
Department of Cardiology, Bristol Heart Institute Bristol, Bristol, UK.
3
Department of Cardiology, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK.
4
Southampton University Hospital.
5
Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust Cornwall, Cornwall, UK.
6
UK Manchester Heart Centre Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester University.
7
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
8
The Heart and Lung Centre, Royal Wolverhampton Hospital Trust, Wolverhampton, UK.
9
Cardiology Department, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK.
10
University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Staffordshire, UK.
11
Guys and St Thomas NHS Trust, London, UK.

Abstract

Over the last 35 years, there has been dramatic progress in the technology and applicability of percutaneous techniques to treat obstructive coronary heart disease. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has a considerable evidence base and it is firmly established as the most common procedure used in the invasive treatment of patients with coronary heart disease in the UK. This set of guidelines aims to address specifically issues relating to PCI and not the growing subspecialty of structural heart disease intervention. It is not intended to provide a review of the entire evidence base for coronary intervention. The evidence base relating to PCI is extensively reviewed in international guidelines and the British Cardiovascular Intervention society endorses these guidelines and their updates. The guidelines presented here focus on issues pertinent to practice within the UK and set out a recommended template to ensure optimal delivery of patient care.

PMID:
26041756
PMCID:
PMC4484255
DOI:
10.1136/heartjnl-2015-307821
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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