Outcomes following elective percutaneous coronary intervention without on-site surgical backup in a community hospital.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Despite guidelines to the contrary, limited numbers of elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures without on-site surgical backup are being performed, particularly in Europe and Canada. In the United States, many hospitals are considering establishing on-site surgical programs, in part to facilitate PCI. At a hospital with only off-site surgical backup, 562 elective PCI procedures were performed on 489 consecutive patients. Of these, 551 (98.0%) were successfully completed without major in-hospital complications; 5 patients (1.0%) had in-hospital complications, and 4 (0.8%) were urgently transferred. It is concluded that elective PCI with off-site surgical backup is feasible and safe for selected patients under specific conditions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Paraschos, A; Callwood, D; Wightman, MB; Tcheng, JE; Phillips, HR; Stiles, GL; Daniel, JM; Sketch, MH

Published Date

  • May 1, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 95 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1091 - 1093

PubMed ID

  • 15842979

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.12.066


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States