NICOR: National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research


MINAP annual report 2014

19 December 2014

HEART ATTACK CARE – Mortality rates for STEMI fall by a third over 10 years as

most patients with STEMI receive timely primary PCI, but only half of patients with

nSTEMI achieve the NICE quality standard for timely angiography

The 13th Public Report of the Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP)

contains information on 80,724 patients with heart attack and the care provided to them

by 13 ambulance services and 212 hospitals in England, Wales and Northern Ireland,

between April 2013 and March 2014.

Data published today shows that more patients having a STEMI heart attack have

access to the nationally recommended treatment, within the approved target time.

Results also show that more patients are surviving these heart attacks. In the last ten

years, the proportion of patients who have died within 30 days of their heart attack has

fallen by a third: from 12.4 % (2003-04 ) to 8.1% in 2011/14. Mortality reported by

MINAP is in agreement with that seen in clinical trials internationally, which suggests a

very good standard of treatment for this type of heart attack in Britain.

More detailed analyses can be found in the full report :