Six in 10 heart attack patients in England are treated with primary angioplastyBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5402 (Published 30 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5402
- Zosia Kmietowicz
For the first time, patients in England who have had a heart attack are more likely to be treated with primary angioplasty than with thrombolysis, show results from a national audit.
Figures from the 9th annual MINAP audit (Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project) show that 63% (12 459 of 19 638) of eligible patients had primary angioplasty in 2009/10, compared with 44% (8107 of 18 497) in 2008/9. In Wales the use of primary angioplasty increased from 11% in …