Medical Case Study Comparison: Cardiac Catheterization and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

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Noting that The American College of Cardiology has set a benchmark rate for vascular complications of "no more than 1% for diagnostic CC and 3% for PCI," the purpose of the study was "to provide baseline data on the number and type of vascular complications post CC and PCI experienced at this institution and the significance of risk predictors for these complications" (Dumont et al., 2006). By utilizing a "retrospective, descriptive, and correlational study of 11,119 patients who underwent CC and/or PCI, with femoral artery access, in the years 2001 to 2003" (Dumont et al., 2006), the researchers concluded that an increased risk for vascular complications applied to female patients over the age of 70, who have a history of renal failure and underwent a PCI procedure.
A second study authored in 2012 was conducted with the goal of summarizing "single-center real-world experience with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) stenting of unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA)" (Leung et al.). The parameters of this study were designed so that, "between January 2005 and December 2008, PCI-stenting was performed on 125 patients with ULMCA lesions" while significant "cinical and procedural data were recorded at the time of…
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