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Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

The CardioVascular Institute at BIDMC provides percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) to more than 1,100 patients each year.
When choosing a hospital, patients in need of cardiac care should consider the hospital's experience, patient outcomes, patients' experiences with care, and the efficiency of care. Learn more about the CardioVascular Center at BIDMC.

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) BIDMC Performance
FY 2010
Volume of procedures
A higher score is better
1147 ≥ 400/year (1)

BIDMC Performance
(07/10 - 06/11)

National Comparison (10/09 - 09/10)

Heart Attack Patients Given PCI Within 90 Minutes Of Arrival
A higher score is better.
100% 100% (2)

*Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) - the insertion of a balloon tipped tube (catheter) to widen a clogged artery in order to improve blood flow to the heart. Sometimes, a metal stent is inserted to keep the artery propped open.

View BIDMC's performance on following recommended guidelines for some measures of general heart care: treatment of heart attack and heart failure.

1Smith SC Jr, Feldman TE, Hirshfeld JW Jr, Jacobs AK, Kern MJ, King SB III, Morrison DA, O'Neill WW, Schaff HV, Whitlow PL, Williams DO. ACC/AHA/SCAI 2005 guideline update for percutaneous coronary intervention: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (ACC/AHA/SCAI Writing Committee to Update the 2001 Guidelines for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention). American College of Cardiology Web Site. Available at:
2The source of the comparison for these measures is Hospital Compare ( ), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, October, 2011.

Last updated: October 23, 2011

Contact Information

Silverman Institute for Health Care Quality and Safety
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215