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NICOR (the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research) analyses data submitted by NHS clinicians about heart disease patients' quality of care and outcomes. NICOR is committed to providing appropriately analysed, accurate outcome data in a timely manner which is understandable by the public, healthcare providers and the medical profession. We work closely with the specialist Clinical Societies. More...
Published: Apr 12, 2013 2:48:03 PM
Cardiac patients and their families are set to receive a major boost in information about heart conditions with the launch today of the two major patient-focused reports covering heart attack and heart failure care. More...
Published: Jan 30, 2013 4:45:25 PM
Published: Jan 29, 2013 7:06:02 AM
The National Heart Failure Audit 2011/12 Annual Report was published on 27th November 2012. More...
Published: Nov 27, 2012 9:29:41 AM
Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP) has published its 11th Annual Public Report reporting on performance against national standards for hospitals that admit patients with a heart attack. More...
Published: Nov 15, 2012 12:24:33 AM
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is one of the two coronary revascularisation techniques currently used in the treatment of ischaematic heart disease, the other being coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
The PCI procedure is used to treat patients whose coronary arteries - which
supply the heart with blood - are narrowed or blocked. The procedure works by
mechanically improving blood flow to the heart. A small balloon is inserted
which, when inflated widens the artery. In most cases a 'stent', a metal mesh scaffold, is implanted to keep the artery wall open.
The audit was launched in 2002 and collects data submitted by hospitals in the UK. Based on the British Cardiovascular Interventional Society (BCIS) dataset, the audit provides information on the :
- structure of provision of PCI care across the United Kingdom
- appropriateness of the delivery of that care
- process by which the care is delivered (e.g. any delays to emergency PCI treatment for heart attacks)
- outcomes for patients receiving this treatment. This is risk adjusted to try and take into account factors such as age, severity of illness to ensure the information about the quality of care is reliable.
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