PCI procedures result in marked improvements to quality of life for patients, according to a new SCAI survey. There is also a consensus statement being published by Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. Participants in the survey indicated improvements to their basic physical activity as well as their ability to work, socialize, participate in hobbies and engage in sexual activity. SCAI President Dr. J. Jeffrey Marshall said he hopes the effort will spur more discussion on an issue "that has been pushed under a rug. ... Having seen [firsthand] my parents go through this, I was quite impressed that quality of life following revascularization has been underappreciated."
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