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Percutaneous coronary intervention in the UK: recommendations for good practice 2015
  1. Adrian P Banning1,
  2. Andreas Baumbach2,
  3. Dan Blackman3,
  4. Nick Curzen4,
  5. Sen Devadathan5,
  6. Douglas Fraser6,
  7. Peter Ludman7,
  8. Micheal Norell8,
  9. Dougie Muir9,
  10. James Nolan10,
  11. Simon Redwood11
  12. On behalf of the British Cardiovascular Intervention society
  1. 1Oxford Heart Centre, Oxford University Hospitals
  2. 2Department of Cardiology, Bristol Heart Institute Bristol, Bristol, UK
  3. 3Department of Cardiology, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK
  4. 4Southampton University Hospital
  5. 5Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust Cornwall, Cornwall, UK
  6. 6UK Manchester Heart Centre Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester University
  7. 7Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
  8. 8The Heart and Lung Centre, Royal Wolverhampton Hospital Trust, Wolverhampton, UK
  9. 9Cardiology Department, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK
  10. 10University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Staffordshire, UK
  11. 11Guys and St Thomas NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Adrian Banning, Oxford Heart Centre, Oxford University Hospitals, Headley Way, Oxford OX39DU, UK; adrian.banning{at}


Over the last 35 years, there has been dramatic progress in the technology and applicability of percutaneous techniques to treat obstructive coronary heart disease. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has a considerable evidence base and it is firmly established as the most common procedure used in the invasive treatment of patients with coronary heart disease in the UK. This set of guidelines aims to address specifically issues relating to PCI and not the growing subspecialty of structural heart disease intervention. It is not intended to provide a review of the entire evidence base for coronary intervention. The evidence base relating to PCI is extensively reviewed in international guidelines and the British Cardiovascular Intervention society endorses these guidelines and their updates. The guidelines presented here focus on issues pertinent to practice within the UK and set out a recommended template to ensure optimal delivery of patient care.

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