Ischemic Heart Disease – Interventional Treatment

Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Procedures

IJN is the regional and national referral center for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). A total of 13,223 cardiac catheterization procedures were performed in 2019 to treat patients with simple and complex ischemic heart disease.

* Source of Data: Cardiac cath procedure from Invasive Cardiovascular Laboratory (ICL)

Use of Appropriate Process Measures: Medications (N = 3,781), 2017- 2019

One of the key performance measures is the use of appropriate medications before and after PCI.

From year 2017 to 2019, IJN achieved 100% use for all medication categories, which is comparable with ACC-National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR).
*Source of data: Cardiology Quality Indicators database

PCI Procedure, In-Hospital Mortality (PCI procedure N = 3,241), 2019

The rate of in-hospital mortality among patients who had PCI procedures at IJN in 2019 is lower compared with ACC- National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR).
*Source of data:

  • Cardiology Quality Indicators database
  • No. of PCI procedures from Invasive Cardiovascular Laboratory (ICL)

Door-to-Balloon Time (N=1,260), 2015 – 2019

IJN continues to improve door-to-balloon time to reduce the risk of mortality and morbidity, well below the target of 90 minutes for emergency treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction or heart attacks. (American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guidelines for PCI inflation).

IJN median door-to-balloon time was 49 minutes in 2019.
*Source of data: Cardiology Quality Indicators database

Cardiac Catheterization procedures - Use of Radial Access (N= 16,233), 2017 - 2019 (NEW*)

In 2019, IJN performed more cardiac catheterization procedures using radial access than other comparable hospitals(n= 4,470).

The use of radial access is associated with reduction in bleeding complications, readmission rates, infection, and recovery time compared with PCI procedures done using a femoral approach.
*Source of data: ICL

Data validated by Quality Management, IJN
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