Posts Tagged ‘outpatient procedures’

October 4th, 2011

Is “Stent and Send” Safe for Older Patients?


Should older patients who undergo elective coronary artery stenting be sent home the same day?  Using data from the CathPCI Registry, Rao and colleagues examined outcomes in Medicare-eligible patients who underwent elective, first-time PCI. The investigators identified 107,018 patients (<11% of the million-plus older patients undergoing PCI during 2005–2008 after exclusion of those with ACS or shock and those transferred from another hospital or […]