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No Link Between Operator Volume and Post-PCI Mortality in the UK

from TCTMD

In the current era in which PCI has been made safer with improvements in drugs, technologies, techniques and patient selection, the annual volume of procedures performed by individual operators is not associated with 30-day mortality, an analysis out of the United Kingdom demonstrates. There are issues, too, with associating procedural volume with outcomes because high- and low-volume operators are likely taking on different types of cases, a phenomenon that cannot be fully accounted for with statistical adjustments, said Weiner, a past president of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. more


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