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Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Procedure


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    Overview and Recommendations

    • Background

    • Evaluation

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      • Preprocedural management

      • Procedural considerations

      • Postprocedural considerations

  • Related Summaries

  • Overview

  • Description

  • Definitions

  • Indications

  • Description of Procedure

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    Adjunctive Procedures

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      Thrombus aspiration or thrombectomy

    • Coronary atherectomy

  • Coronary stenting

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    Adjunctive Devices

    • Embolic protection devices

    • Hemodynamic support devices

    • Vascular closure devices

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    Procedural Variations

    • Considerations for choice of approach

    • Radial artery approach evidence

    • Other procedural variations

  • Adjunctive Imaging and Diagnostic Devices

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    Periprocedural Management

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      Periprocedural medications

      • Antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs

      • Statins

      • Other periprocedural medications

    • Prevention of contrast media-related complications

    • Remote ischemic conditioning

    • Stress reduction strategies

    • Other alternative treatments

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      • Bleeding risk

      • Bleeding score

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    Post-revascularization Management

    • Myocardial infarction assessment

    • Same-day discharge

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      Postprocedural medications

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        Recommendations from professional organizations

        • American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association/Society for Cardiovascular Angiography (ACCF/AHA/SCAI) 2016 guidelines

        • European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2017 recommendations on dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in coronary artery disease

        • American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) 2012 guidelines

      • Postprocedural medications

    • Management of restenosis

    • Follow-up cardiac evaluation

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      Additional management

      • Screening for depression

      • Exercise recommendations

      • Smoking cessation

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    Quality Improvement

    • Physician Quality Reporting System Quality Measures

    • American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association/Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (ACCF/AHA/SCAI) recommendations

    • American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) Performance Measures

    • Criteria for operators and facilities providing PCI

    • Effects of facility and provider experience

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    Guidelines and Resources

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      • United States guidelines

      • European guidelines

      • Asian guidelines

      • Central and South American guidelines

      • Australian and New Zealand guidelines

    • Review articles

  • Patient Information

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    • General references used

    • Recommendation grading systems used

    • Synthesized Recommendation Grading System for DynaMed

    • DynaMed Editorial Process

    • Special acknowledgements

    • How to cite

Recommendations Editor
Esther Jolanda van Zuuren MD

Head of Allergy, Dermatology, and Venereology, Leiden University Medical Centre; Netherlands

Conflicts of Interest

Dr. van Zuuren declares no relevant financial conflicts of interest.

Deputy Editor
Peter Oettgen MD

Editor in Chief, DynaMed; Cardiologist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Massachusetts, United States; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts, United States

Conflicts of Interest

Dr. Oettgen declares no relevant financial conflicts of interest.