Table 1

Published estimates of costs for coronary heart disease events and therapeutic procedures in UK pounds. Costs have been increased at the rate of inflation and reduced in line with the shorter duration of hospital stay in recent years8

Procedure Cost (£)
Myocardial infarction1900
Average revascularisation (50% PTCA: 50% CABG)4500
Other coronary disease related admissions (unstable angina/heart failure)1500
  • CABG, coronary artery bypass graft; PTCA, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.