1233 - Out of hours emergency coronary angiography and/or coronary angioplasty and stenting

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Application Detail



Description of Medical Service

Coronary angiography involves local anaesthetic of either the femoral, brachial or radial area and insertion of catheters via a puncture to inject dye selectively into the coronary arteries, along with an injection of contrast into the left ventricle to assess left ventricular function, and measurement of haemodynamic pressures.

Coronary angioplasty and stenting is done during coronary angiography and involves balloon dilatation and often stent implant of coronary artery blockages to relieve the effects of myocardial ischaemia and improve symptoms and prognosis.

Description of Medical Condition

Coronary artery disease involves blockage of one or more of the three coronary arteries which supply the heart. Patients may present with chest pain (angina), heart attack (myocardial infarction), or other complications such as heart failure or heart rhythm disturbances.

Reason for Application


Medical Service Type


Previous Application Number

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form


PICO Confirmation


Assessment Report


Public Summary Document


Meetings for this Application


16 – 17 April 2014