When is percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) indicated?

Updated: Nov 27, 2019
  • Author: George A Stouffer, III, MD; Chief Editor: Karlheinz Peter, MD, PhD  more...
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Clinical indications for PCI include the following:

  • Acute ST-elevation MI (STEMI)
  • Non–ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS)
  • Stable angina
  • Anginal equivalent (eg, dyspnea, arrhythmia, or dizziness or syncope)
  • Asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic patient with objective evidence of a moderate-sized to large area of viable myocardium or moderate to severe ischemia on noninvasive testing

Angiographic indications include hemodynamically significant lesions in vessels serving viable myocardium (vessel diameter >1.5 mm).


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