Angioplasty (PCI) volume
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), commonly known as angioplasty, is a procedure used to treat patients with diseased (narrowed or blocked) arteries in the heart. Arteries in the heart are also known as the coronary arteries. PCI is performed to widen the diseased coronary arteries to allow blood to flow more freely through the heart alleviating chest pain (angina) and/or minimizing heart muscle damage during an acute heart attack. PCI is also referred to as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA).
PCI is a relatively common procedure that requires proficiency. Higher volumes have been associated with better outcomes.
About this measure
This measure tracks the number of PCI procedures the hospital performed. The second graph shows the trend over time for this measure. There is no national or local data available to compare to our volume, so the data is presented without comparison.