AATS Centennial

VIDEO: Lack of heart teams impact prevalence of PCI


 

AT THE AATS ANNUAL MEETING

– Data show a marked bias in referral patterns for coronary revascularization in stand-alone interventional cardiology units lacking a heart team.

More patients underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in hospitals without on-site cardiac surgery than patients at hospitals with on-site cardiac surgery, according to the analysis presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. The multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that the absence of on-site cardiac surgery and a heart team was an independent predictor for PCI.

In this video, Ehud Raanani, MD, of Tel Aviv University in Israel discusses referral patterns for coronary revascularization in stand-alone interventional cardiology units lacking a heart team and how this phenomenon could affect patients.

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