Changing outcomes in percutaneous coronary interventions: a study of 34,752 procedures in northern New England, 1990 to 1997. Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group

  • McGrath P
  • Malenka D
  • Wennberg D
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OBJECTIVES: We sought to evaluate the changing outcomes of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) in recent years. BACKGROUND: The field of interventional cardiology has seen considerable growth in recent years, both in the number of patients undergoing procedures and in the development of new technology. In view of recent changes, we evaluated the experience of a large, regional registry of PCIs and outcomes over time. METHODS: Data were collected from 1990 to 1997 on 34,752 consecutive PCIs performed at all hospitals in Maine (two), New Hampshire (two) and Vermont (one) supporting these procedures, and one hospital in Massachusetts. Univariate and multivariate regression analyses were used to control for case mix. Clinical success was defined as at least one lesion dilated to

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  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary/adverse effects/sta
  • Chi-Square Distribution
  • Coronary Disease/therapy
  • Data Collection/methods
  • Emergencies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Logistic Models
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • New England
  • Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)/stati
  • Prospective Studies
  • data/*trends

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  • P D McGrath

  • D J Malenka

  • D E Wennberg

  • S J Shubrooks Jr.

  • W A Bradley

  • J F Robb

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