Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease

Vikas Singh, Nileshkumar J. Patel, Alex P. Rodriguez, Ghanshyam Shantha, Shilpkumar Arora, Abhishek Deshmukh, Mauricio G Cohen, Cindy Grines, Eduardo De Marchena, Apurva Badheka, Abhijit Ghatak

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The objective of our study was to assess patients with end-stage liver disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and determine the rates and trend of complications and in-hospital outcomes. Data were obtained from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2005 to 2012. We identified all PCIs performed in patients with diagnosis of cirrhosis during the study period by the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes. Preventable procedural complications were identified by Patient Safety Indicators. Propensity scoring method was used to establish matched cohorts to control for imbalances and account for differences that may have influenced treatment outcomes. A total of 1,051,242 PCIs were performed during the study period, of these, 122,342 were done on subjects with a formal diagnosis of cirrhosis. Bare-metal stents (BMS) were more likely to be used in patients who presented with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (19.73 vs 13.58, p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1729-1734
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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