National Audit of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (NAPCI)

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The Angioplasty audit (Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI) collects data on all activity carried out in NHS hospitals and a selection of private hospitals throughout the UK.

What is Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)?

Angioplasty, clinically known as percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) is obstructions in the heart arteries that supply the heart muscle with blood. This can lead to exertion-induced chest pain (called angina).  If these symptoms cannot be controlled by medical treatment, then patients can often be helped by methods to improve blood flow, overcoming the obstructions. There are two techniques: percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) (also referred to as ‘angioplasty’) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).

Adult Percutaneous Coronary Interventions audit (NAPCI)

The 2024 NAPCI report (coming soon) looks at all procedures undertaken in NHS hospitals in the UK, as well as a selection of private hospitals, between 01 April 2022 to 31 March 2023. This provides an overview of the delivery of PCI services in the UK during this time frame (such as activity and trends), as well as reporting on several specific quality improvement (QI) metrics. These are derived from national and/or international standards and guidelines. Several important metrics reported here which relate to the management of patients with acute coronary syndromes are also included in the joint MINAP/NAPCI Heart Attack report.

Previous reports for Adult Percutaneous Coronary Interventions audit (NAPCI) are available to download via the Previous reports page.

Project Manager: Samuel Perwaiz

Project Coordinator: Jane Kerr

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