The use of PCI for treatment of stable coronary artery disease has been steadily declining throughout the U.S. since 2009, according to a major retrospective study reported in the American Journal of Cardiology. The 27.7% decline in overall procedure rates from 2007-08 to 2010-11 translates to a 20.3% median per-hospital caseload reduction when changes in the number of cath labs are accounted for.

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