Drug-eluting stent utilization and impact in contemporary Australian interventional cardiology practice: insights from the Melbourne Interventional Group Registry

2019-03-14T01:41:06Z (GMT) by BRYAN PING-YEN YAN
This thesis consist of a selection of published work based on prospectively collected data from the Melbourne Interventional Group Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) registry to evaluate (i) pattern of drug-eluting stent (DES) use in “real-world” contemporary PCI practice in Australia; (ii) long-term safety of DES; (iii) efficacy and safety of DES in clinical circumstances and populations where evidence is lacking; (iv) compare risk profile and outcomes of PCI with coronary artery bypass grafting; and (v) comparison with other Asia-Pacific countries to investigate regional differences in clinical characteristics and PCI outcomes.