Almost 10% of PCI patients readmitted within month

11/28/2011 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

A study in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine showed that 9.4% of patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention were readmitted and 0.68% died within 30 days of discharge. In comparison with patients who were not readmitted, those who were readmitted within 30 days of discharge were at greater risk of dying within the year, researchers said.

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