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Caring for patients following PCI and stents

Publication date: Friday, 18 July 2014
Contributor(s): Clare Hawley

Most people with coronary heart disease (CHD) can be managed with lifestyle change and optimal medical therapy, but some patients need revascularisation procedures such as angioplasty with stenting (percutaneous coronary intervention [PCI]). These patients spend minimal time in hospital, and GPs have an increasingly important role in follow-up to minimise the risk of adverse events, promote lifestyle change and ensure continuing adherence to medication.

Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 1 Number 1 PCCJ Online 2014
Contributor(s): Clare Hawley

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