The National Audit of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) is a continuous audit that collects information about all percutaneous coronary intervention procedures performed in all NHS hospitals and the majority of private hospitals in the UK. This report examines data from the 118 PCI centres in the UK that performed more than 100,00 PCI operations in 2017/18.
Some of the key findings from this report include:
The proportion of cases performed for any acute coronary syndrome is stable at about 67%, of which 27% are for the emergency treatment of STEMI by primary PCI.
A small decrease in the proportion of PCIs performed for stent thrombosis (2.9% in 2014 down to 1.8% for the last 2 years).
A slight increase (to 1.8%) in the proportion undergoing PCI in the context of out of hospital cardiac arrest with the requirement for pre-procedural ventilation.