Recent trends in Australian percutaneous coronary intervention practice: insights from the Melbourne Interventional Group registry.
Bryan P Yan, Andrew E Ajani, David J Clark, Stephen J Duffy, Nick Andrianopoulos, Angela L Brennan, Philippa Loane, Christopher M Reid
The Medical Journal of Australia | Published : 2011
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) practice trends and 12-month outcomes in Australia in the era of drug-eluting stents (DES). DESIGN, SETTING AND PATIENTS: Prospective study of consecutive patients undergoing 9204 PCIs between 1 April 2004 and 31 March 2008 at seven Victorian public hospitals. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Temporal trends in baseline characteristics and in-hospital and 12-month clinical outcomes including death, myocardial infarction (MI), target vessel revascularisation (TVR) and composite major adverse cardiac events (MACE), from year to year. RESULTS: Between 2004-2005 and 2007-2008, the mean age of patients undergoing PCI was stable (65 ± 12 years)..View full abstract