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Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (pPCI)

Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention is a surgical procedure used for the treatment of Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)

Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (pPCI)

pPCI (often referred to as Primary Angioplasty) is a surgical treatment for heart attack patients which unblocks arteries which carry blood to the heart.

pPCI is now considered the most desired treatment for heart attack and rates of pPCI within the Network are currently rising steadily.

pPCI is performed at UHNS in Stoke-on-Trent. Some patients may be transferred to New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton for the procedure depending upon geographical context.

More information on pPCI can be found via the Heart Improvement programme website http://www.improvement.nhs.uk/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=PWttejHG45M%3d&tabid=63