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British Cardiovascular Intervention Society database: insights into interventional cardiology in the United Kingdom
  1. Peter Ludman1,2
  1. 1 Cardiology Department, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  2. 2 Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, Birmingham University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  1. Correspondence to Professor Peter Ludman, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TH, UK; peter.ludman{at}

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In 1998 the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) started to collect data as a survey. This process has developed so that since 2004, almost all centres performing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the UK have recorded data about every PCI procedure performed and uploaded them to central servers for analysis and reporting.1


The data are currently collected on behalf of BCIS by the National Institute of Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (NICOR), hosted at Barts Health National Health Service (NHS) Trust, funded by government via the Health Quality Improvement Partnership.

NICOR has harmonised the data collection and analysis across six cardiac domains. PCI is overseen by a …

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  • Contributors PL wrote this article.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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