Ad hoc coronary intervention

James C. Blankenship, Gregory J. Mishkel, Charles E. Chambers, John Mc B. Hodgson, David R. Holmes, William Sheldon, Marc J. Schweiger, Michael J. Cowley, Jeffrey J. Popma

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Ad hoc coronary intervention is a percutaneous revascularization procedure performed at the same sitting as diagnostic cardiac catheterization. While this appears to be an efficient strategy, the safety and cost of ad hoc coronary intervention compared with delayed coronary intervention have not been clearly documented. Special preparation and precautions are necessary for patients in whom ad hoc coronary intervention is anticipated. Ad hoc coronary intervention is not appropriate if informed consent has not been previously obtained or if it would pose greater risks than delayed intervention. While ad hoc coronary intervention is often efficient and effective, its use should be individualized. (C) 2000 Wiley- Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-134
Number of pages5
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000


  • Angioplasty
  • Complications
  • Policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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