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Percutaneous coronary intervention 2005
  1. K D Dawkins
  1. British Cardiovascular Intervention Society

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It is a pleasure for me to introduce this Heart supplement, commissioned by the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS), and generously funded by the BCIS industry partner, the British Cardiovascular Industry Association (BCIA).

Under the guidance of BCIS, developments in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the UK are progressing at an exciting rate. Increasing PCI activity with an annual growth rate of 15–20% has been coupled with the enthusiastic uptake of new technology. As I write, the use of drug eluting stents in the UK is one of the highest in Europe, …

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