Patterns of stress testing and diagnostic catheterization after coronary stenting in 250 350 medicare beneficiaries.

@article{Mudrick2013PatternsOS,
  title={Patterns of stress testing and diagnostic catheterization after coronary stenting in 250 350 medicare beneficiaries.},
  author={Daniel W Mudrick and Bimal Ramesh Shah and Lisa A. McCoy and Barbara L. Lytle and Frederick A. Masoud{\'i} and Jerome J. Federspiel and Patricia A Cowper and Cynthia L Green and Pamela Sylvia Douglas},
  journal={Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging},
  year={2013},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={11-9}
}
BACKGROUND Patterns of noninvasive stress test (ST) and invasive coronary angiography (CA) utilization after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are not well described in older populations. METHODS AND RESULTS We linked National Cardiovascular Data Registry CathPCI Registry data with longitudinal Medicare claims data for 250 350 patients undergoing PCI from 2005 to 2007 and described subsequent testing and outcomes. Between 60 days post-PCI and end of follow-up (median 24 months), 49% (n… CONTINUE READING