Emergency cardiac surgery after a failed percutaneous coronary intervention in an interventional centre without on-site cardiac surgery.

@article{Lemkes2007EmergencyCS,
  title={Emergency cardiac surgery after a failed percutaneous coronary intervention in an interventional centre without on-site cardiac surgery.},
  author={Jorrit S Lemkes and Johannes O J Peels and Rien M A J M Huybregts and H B R M de Swart and Raymond Hautvast and V. A. W. M. Umans},
  journal={Netherlands heart journal : monthly journal of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology and the Netherlands Heart Foundation},
  year={2007},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={173-7}
}
BACKGROUND.: Based on experience from other countries, the Medical Centre Alkmaar was granted permission to start the first Dutch PCI programme without on-site cardiac surgery. The cardiology group of the Medical Centre Alkmaar started an off-site PCI programme in 2002 with only primary PCI in the first year and a full PCI programme from November 2003… CONTINUE READING