Outcomes after angioplasty (stenting) for narrowed coronary arteries

Click here (NICOR UCL PCI Report 2011) to view the national report on outcomes after angioplasty (PCI) for narrowed coronary arteries. The UK has an excellent dataset. In summary, the data shows that:


  1. The radial (arm) artery access site is better than the femoral (leg) artery. This is due to fewer local complications. In addition of course, recovery is quicker! Dr Malik performs the vast majority of his procedures from the radial artery.
  2. The average patient is 65 years old, more likely to be male, have a 1 in 5 chance of being diabetic, and 1 in 4 chance of having previously needed PCI.
  3. Overall, the percentage of patients receiving emergency PCI for heart attacks ( STEMI) has more than doubled over the last few years. Dr Malik runs the Heart Attack Centre at the Hammersmith
    Hospital, where the vast majority of patients with STEMI have been treated with Emergency PCI for years.


The UK is doing well collecting national data. Dr Malik contributes annually to the dataset with both his NHS and private patients. If you wish to discuss angioplasty (PCI) with Dr Malik, please contact 0207 436 0669”

Posted on 05 February 2013
Author: LCC
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