Effect of percutaneous coronary intervention on quality of life: A consensus statement from the society for cardiovascular angiography and interventions

James C. Blankenship, J. Jeffrey Marshall, Duane S. Pinto, Richard A. Lange, Eric R. Bates, Elizabeth M. Holper, Cindy L. Grines, Charles E. Chambers

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-259
Number of pages17
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume81
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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