Rates of primary percutaneous coronary intervention worldwide.

  title={Rates of primary percutaneous coronary intervention worldwide.},
  author={Susumu Ui and Masao Chino and Takaaki Isshiki},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  volume={69 1},
BACKGROUND Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is at present the most effective procedure for reducing the mortality rate of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, there is a great difference between Japan and other countries in the rate of primary PCI. METHODS AND RESULTS Registration period, number of patients with AMI, rates of primary PCI or thrombolysis and in-hospital or 30-day mortality rates were analyzed in 3 Japanese, 4 European, 4 American and 2… CONTINUE READING