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Coronary Artery Disease
Effect of percutaneous coronary intervention on quality of life: A consensus statement from the society for cardiovascular angiography and interventions
Version of Record online: 27 APR 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume 81, Issue 2, pages 243–259, February 2013
How to Cite
Blankenship, J. C., Marshall, J. J., Pinto, D. S., Lange, R. A., Bates, E. R., Holper, E. M., Grines, C. L. and Chambers, C. E. (2013), Effect of percutaneous coronary intervention on quality of life: A consensus statement from the society for cardiovascular angiography and interventions. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent., 81: 243–259. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24376
- Issue online: 19 FEB 2013
- Version of Record online: 27 APR 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 19 MAR 2012 11:33AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 FEB 2012
- Manuscript Received: 17 JAN 2012
- percutaneous coronary intervention;
- quality of life;
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) decreases ischemic complications of acute coronary syndromes. The benefits of PCI in stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) depend on its effect on quality of life (QoL), including angina, physical activity, and emotional well-being. PCI decreases angina and the need for anti-anginal medications, and increases exercise capacity and QoL, compared with baseline status and compared with medical therapy without PCI. These benefits are greater when QOL is markedly impaired by severe angina before the procedure. When considering treatment options for symptomatic SIHD, physicians should consider and provide objective data regarding QoL effects for each treatment strategy. QoL outcomes should be considered in clinical trials, appropriate use criteria, practice guidelines, and reimbursement policies for PCI. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.