Patients with heart attack are possible to be treated quicker by PCI usage
According to a new study released by the National Audit of PCI, patients with heart attack are possible to be treated quicker by PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention), unlike medications. PCI is helpful in preventing and treating heart attack and angina. The National Audit of PCI is clinically led by the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society and managed by the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research.
There were 1,423 patients from England, 1,363 from Wales and 1,917 (the highest) from Northern Ireland who received the PCI treatment. The final results prove 70% improvement in patients from Wales.
“One of the key steps to maintaining and improving high quality treatment is measuring what you are doing. It is a great tribute to all PCI centres in the UK that they are dedicated to providing detailed information about the procedures they carry out, so that the information can be collated and analysed at a national level”, said Peter Ludman, Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Lead of the National Audit.