Physicians support expanded use of outpatient PCI

11/19/2012 | (Montreal) (free registration)

Same-day discharge for percutaneous coronary intervention patients can become a more common practice at U.S. hospitals without posing additional risks, according to a group of physicians who discussed the topic at the American Heart Association annual meeting earlier this month. Low complication rates and safety beyond the six-hour mark make PCI ripe for same-day-discharge as long as patient education and support is a high priority, experts said. SCAI's criteria for outpatient PCI were cited as a resource for identification of candidate patients.

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